Provide a copy of this letter to lawmakers in your local area if the smoking ban issue is up for debateSubject line: There are numerous special interest groups willing to exaggerate the facts, to get you to pass needless laws.
Here is what you should know before considering a ban on smoking in private bars and restaurants:
Thank you for taking the time to read over the facts. The livelihood of tens of thousands of people depend upon you making the right choice.
If however, as a lawmaker, you feel strongly about voting yes for a smoking ban law then may we suggest that you write in a provision to safeguard the financial well being of employees and business owners in the hospitality industry. The amendment would include a trust fund of $10+ million dollars in your local jurisdiction to be financed by the non-profits and pharmaceutical nicotine interests which funded the smoking ban efforts. This trust fund would be used to compensate employees and business owners who experience any financial harm due to smoking ban laws. If however, as the pro-smoking ban activists claim...."smoking bans increase business".... then the groups which testified in favor smoking bans have nothing to lose, and you have been prudent in your amendment which will put all fears to rest.