A New Years wish...........if lawmakers are intent upon enacting a municipal, county, or statewide smoking ban, then an amendment needs to be added to the law which sets aside a $100 million dollar fund to compensate for the business and job losses which result from that ban. If there are no business or job losses due to the ban, then the fund contributors will have lost nothing, and the hospitality owners and employees' concerns will be eased right from the beginning.
The fund will be financed by the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, American Non-Smoker's Rights, etc. and especially the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF is the pharnaceutical nicotine organization which funded all of the preceeding groups and RWJF is the private foundation of the Johnson & Johnson Company). RWJF and the Johnson & Johnson Co. derive financial benefits from the passage of smoking bans due to an increase in pharmaceutical nicotine product sales such as Nicoderm, Nicoderm CQ, Nicorette, and the new Pfizer drug Chantix ($500,000,000.00+ benefit annually).
Perhaps holding the pharmaceutical nicotine industry accountable will reign in the New Year without more lies and deceipt.