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Smoking Bans without Borders

Postby Maryetta » Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:46 pm

http://www.cato.org/view_ddispatch.php? ... 20060713#3


Cato Daily Dispatch for July 13, 2006

Smoking Bans without Borders


Smoking Bans without Borders

"The World Health Organization [WHO] plans to urge smoking bans worldwide based on a landmark California study that was the first to add breast cancer to a list of diseases caused by secondhand tobacco smoke," according to USA Today. "The WHO will announce today at the 13th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Washington that the study by California's Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) will be the scientific basis for recommendations due in September.

"'It contains the most updated research,' says Yumiko Mochizuki, director of the WHO's Tobacco Free Initiative. The CalEPA report and the WHO policy will be published together, Mochizuki said. The WHO will push for regulations that would make 100% of the world's workplaces and public spaces smoke-free. Only a few countries, including Ireland, have done so."

In "Too Much Fire about Smoking," Thomas A. Firey, the managing editor of Regulation magazine, writes: "One benefit of a free market is that it can cater to a variety of public desires -- including the desire for smoking-allowed or smoke-free bars and restaurants. Government need only pass an ordinance requiring that all places of public accommodation establish either a no-smoking or smoking-allowed policy, that those businesses post the policy clearly at entrances, and that the government establishes an enforcement mechanism to ensure that businesses comply with their espoused policies.

"Such an ordinance would give smokers and nonsmokers the environments they want. If most consumers prefer a nonsmoking environment, bars and restaurants will follow the money and adopt a no-smoking policy. If a smoking ban hurts business, they will allow smoking. Some bars and restaurants likely will choose the no-smoking policy and others will choose the smoking-allowed policy, and smokers and nonsmokers alike will be accommodated."


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Postby smoker64 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:24 am

QUOTE:
"Such an ordinance would give smokers and nonsmokers the environments they want. If most consumers prefer a nonsmoking environment, bars and restaurants will follow the money and adopt a no-smoking policy. If a smoking ban hurts business, they will allow smoking. Some bars and restaurants likely will choose the no-smoking policy and others will choose the smoking-allowed policy, and smokers and nonsmokers alike will be accommodated." UNQUOTE

This is the only fair way to go,but it is not happening.Smoking, outgoing people in States like Arizona,Ohio,New York,New Jersey,etc are not going to go down without a fight. These bans are spreading like plague throughout the entire Planet.Businesses are the fall guys.If they don't fight this BS,no one will. And if they don't fight it,they deserve to close up shop,and not complain later that the ban HURT them.
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