Smoking bans reduce tobacco use and sales right?That's what the pro-smoking ban lobbyists and lawmakers tell us over and over.......Why should we doubt them?.......Here's why, because once again they're wrong.
Secondhand smoke is not a hazard as indicated from BMJ published air quality tests results:
And according to revenue data cigarette sales are on the increase:
MASSACHUSETTS (WWLP) A study by the campaign for tobacco-free kids shows a 3.2 percent increase in cigarette sales.
And yes, smoking is banned statewide in Massachusetts bars and restaurants, but as you can see neither an increase in tobacco taxes nor smoking bans decrease cigarette sales.......in fact they both increase sales.
When will politicians stop believing these pharmaceutical nicotine funded activists whose real motive seems to be hundreds of millions of dollars in special interest RWJF / Nicoderm funding....not your health.......nor a decrease tobacco sales.