Global unemployment rate expected to continue to increase in 2008GENEVA: More people will be out of work in 2008 as a result of global economic cooling, and any major slowdown could cause disruption and further hike unemployment, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on Thursday.
And just as smoking bans here in the U.S. are a serious contributing factor to the domestic unemployment rate and poor economy, smoking bans across the globe are having a similarly negative effect on jobs and the global economy.
When will lawmakers wise up to this secondhand smoke is hazardous hoax. Air quality testing across the globe proves that secondhand smoke is actually 2.6 - 25,000 times SAFER than occupational (OSHA) workplace regulations:
There is one purpose and one purpose only that smoking ban lobbyists are forcing these anti-business bans upon governments......they have been funded by pharmaceutical (J & J / RWJF interests) to promote this issue for market share and alternative nicotine profits.
But the cost is far too high with tens of thousands losing jobs and homes in the U.S. and perhaps hundreds of thousands or more losing jobs and homes around the world.
This self-serving, rent seeking type of legislation (smoking ban) needs to end and current misguided laws need to be repealed if the domestic and global economy is going to be repaired. Implementing laws that eliminate jobs and close businesses is not a step in the right direction.