The Washington State Smoking Ban: SNUFF IT

January 13, 2006

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How about giving people the choice of whether or not to go into a smoky place?Instead, smokers were snuffed out again when 63% of the voters opted for everything, everywhere to go smoke free. There were plenty of smoke free places from which to choose before the smoking ban was put into effect, what was the matter with that?
The only long term study of second hand or environmental smoke related problems shows:

“The results do not support a causal relation between environmental tobacco smoke and tobacco related mortality, although they do no rule out a small effect. The association between exposure to tobacco smoke and coronary heart disease and lung cancer may be considerably weaker than generally believed.” It was a 38 year long study. Here it is.

Now tavern and bar owners whose business has plummeted are striking back. They’ve introduced a bill in the legislature to exempt places that have seen a 10% or greater reduction in business following the smoking ban.
Here’s who’s helping out the bar and tavern owners. And here’s where you call in Olympia to talk to your rep to modify this stupid ban 1-800-562-6000

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com