Anti-smoking Corruption: New report indicates liberal lawmakers who support smoking cessation funding & policies, do so to for personal profithttp://blog.heritage.org/2012/12/27/anti-smoking-senators-invest-in-tobacco-cessation-drug-manufacturers/
Over the past four years as he repeatedly pressed for federal funding to stop smoking, [Iowa Democratic Senator Tom] Harkin has owned between $50,001 and $100,000 in stock in health products maker Johnson & Johnson, which makes the popular anti-smoking product Nicorette.....He’s hardly alone. A half-dozen senators who have been among the most vocal advocates for federal funding for smoking cessation — including Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin of Illinois — have direct or indirect investments in companies that make anti-tobacco products.
Meanwhile the corrupt, liberal anti-smoking politicians have destroyed tens of thousands of businesses and hundreds of thousands of jobs:
3,382 UK pubs closed after nationwide smoking ban
South Dakota's smoking ban, just one month old, has already cost the state, charities, and local hospitality businesses millions of dollars in lost revenue
1,000-2,000 US bars & restaurants closed after various smoking bans were enacted
Nearly 300 Mpls / St. Paul bars & restaurants closed after smoking bans were enacted
Casino revenue losses in Colorado & Las Vegas after smoking bans
Illionois smoking ban eliminates revenues in casinos
- economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have released analysis that says Illinois lost over $200 million in state and local revenue by placing the smoking ban on state-licensed casinos.
Economies worldwide were decimated by corrupt policies that would have made Adolph Hitler proud (socialist leader Hitler was first to impose nationwide smoking ban):