People Ban: MN State Update Page 1
Rep. Ellison calls the cops to snuff Tancredo’s cigar
By Betsy Rothstein
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) believes it is his right as a Muslim to be sworn into Congress with the Quran. But apparently, the freshman lawmaker doesn’t believe it’s Rep. Tom Tancredo’s (R-Colo.) right to smoke a cigar in his congressional office.
No hypocrisy there….nosiree
It reminds me of the smoking ban effort in 2005 when the smoking ban author at the capitol said he would exempt the tobacco shops. The lawmaker stated he was not concerned about the health of tobacco shop employees because they knew they were engaged in a job which allowed smoking……..but mysteriously the bar & restaurant worker didn’t know his or her employer allowed smoking?….yeah right.
The hypocrisy of liberal lawmakers knows no bounds.
Especially since those test results proved secondhand smoke is 15 – 25,000 times SAFER than OSHA Standards CFR 29. It’s very odd that facts and air quality testing apparently have no place in an air quality issue.
RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
Smoking surveys can yield loaded results
By Russ Goldstein
I have had many discussions with people for and against the recently passed city smoking ban.
Some of the supporters cite surveys as evidence that there is widespread support for the bans.
I have always been suspect of surveys. The way the questions are asked can certainly sway the results.
235 Roselawn Ave East
Maplewood, MN 55117
For Immediate Release
Tavern League Announces Opposition to Statewide Smoking Ban
By telling consumers that there is no safe level of exposure to tobacco the antismoking advocates have lost the argument. The basic rule of toxicology is: the dose makes the poison. A message stating that anything is harmful at a high dose can be lethal at a low dose is simply put, not true. We must objectively define a public health risk that requires government intervention before we ban use of a legal product.
Stub and Herb’s Bar and Restaurant
Tavern League of MN
TIM NELSON and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER
Duluth News Tribune
December 23, 2006
April 2006: MN Smoking Ban Falls In House Committee