Friday, January 21, 2011

Kentucky Proposed Smoking Ban Bill Going Nowhere

Here are some snippets from the IPCPR's latest press release with regards to the proposed smoking ban in Kentucky. Please pass is along. Thanks!

"When lawmakers don’t want to deal with tough issues like jobs creation and balanced budgets, they turn to proposing things like smoking bans and, in the process, continue to proliferate false information and misunderstandings regarding the economic and health-related impacts of such legislation, according to the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association. A bill has been introduced in the Kentucky state legislature seeking to impose a no-exception smoking ban in all indoor workplaces and public places, including bars and restaurants."

Ahhhh...and get a load of THIS:

"Some $300,000 of federal stimulus money has been used to finance anti-smoking efforts in Kentucky instead of job creation, according to Jim Waters, vice president of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, an independent free-market think tank."

Federal stimulus money for anti-smoking campaigns? Seriously?

Kentucky Proposed Smoking Ban Bill Going Nowhere

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