Dr. Siegel, one of the founding members of the tobacco control movement, admits his conscience is troubledHis article is here.
He has good reason to be troubled. Unnecessary smoking bans have bankrupted thousands of businesses and eliminated tens of thousands of jobs.
I said unnecessary because the claimed justification for the bans, by tobacco control activists, is that secondhand smoke is a workplace health hazard. However, every air quality test these same groups have conducted prove that secondhand smoke levels are up to 25,000 times SAFER than Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.
How can a substance measured to be up to 25,000 times safer than OSHA permissible exposure limits be declared a workplace health hazard? It's simple, politicians are NOT researching the facts for themselves, rather they are simply implementing laws based on special interest, self serving "data."
I have one message for Dr. Siegel: your conscience will not truly be cleared until you renounce the smoking ban movement entirely.......the harm to the hospitality industry is far, far more damaging to peoples lives than you realize.