Pharma (Johnson and Johnson and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) sell the patches and gums. They (J&J/RWJF) bankroll the Cancer Society to be the bullies for bans with donations AND made sure that the ACS gets almost all the Quitline contracts, for which, in the ACS' last 990, they made over $9,000,000.00. There's money in them smoking bans, baby! And they'll make up anything to get the dough.
"Communitarian"? I own a bar. I pay the taxes and all the bills. I allow smoking. Everyone who EVER applied for a job in my bar knew in advance that I allow smoking. If I could force people to work for me I would have forced Playboy bunnies to! ( I just have normal everyday folks.) If the public doesn't want to come in my smoking allowed establishment they do not have to. This is called the free market. Pro ban does not want to allow the free market to work. That would admit that there is a niche market for smoking allwed bars. Smoking bans which are forced on businesses actually take business away from businesses who CHOOSE to be smoke free.
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