What's behind the latest don't smoke while drinking ad?
When Nicoderm, Nicorette, Nicotrol, Commit maker Johnson & Johnson Company directed their partner RWJF to fund and lobby lawmakers in favor of smoking bans; they had no idea of the negative financial impact on the hospitality industry the resulting legislation would have worldwide.
So the above commercial is a late attempt to "educate" smokers about how to live with these new rent seeking laws, while not bankrupting the hospitality industry and eliminating hundreds of thousands of jobs. As mentioned though, it's far too little too late. It does seem to be an admission from the smoking ban lobbyists of their culpability in decimating hospitality businesses and jobs. So if you lost a business or job due to revenue losses after smoking bans were enacted.....lawyer up......payback may be close at hand.