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Citizen's petition calls for smoking ban on Massachusetts Street

The same sort of "science" was used at the Salem Witch Hunt Trials, as is being used in the second hand smoke debate.

Some people don't like the smell of tobacco smoke. Stay away from it.
Some people don't like seeing people smoke. Stay away from it.
Some people want to blame something, ANYTHING, for an illness that killed a loved one, or made them sick. This is human. Not Scientific, but human.
NO ONE knows what causes any cancer except cervical and that is a virus.
Anyone who TELLS you they know what causes any other specific cancer is just quoting odds.
Genetics is what causes cancer and that is where the cure will be found.
Also, the head of the Cancer Society made the statement that the "reason that cancer is not a deadly as it once was was due to EARLY DETECTION.
If your oncologist tells you that your cancer was caused by smoking rather than saying it could have been, you had better get another doctor. If you doctor tells you your cancer was caused by second hand smoke, you should call an attorney and then report him to the Medical Association!!!!! (Then check and see which of the pro ban lobbying groups he belongs to!)

July 28, 2014 at 8:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Citizen's petition calls for smoking ban on Massachusetts Street

Rather sad that LJW has not bothered to read the complete studies, instead of just the biased ones, on SHS. Investigative reporting went out the window with the bluebird of happiness. Why investigate when that takes time and energy and it's soooo much easier to just print press releases given them by pro ban?

READ THE SCIENCE, LJW, and THEN report on the "science".

July 28, 2014 at 7:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Citizen's petition calls for smoking ban on Massachusetts Street

When the City of Lawrence passed the smoking ban in bars based on the "science of second hand smoke", I was amazed. I started reading the "studies" done on SHS. I then read the Bureau of Labor statistics reports on what was killing people who worked in bars and restaurants. NOTHING on SHS.

The entire community of Lawrence has lost it's scientific mind (and integrity) by NOT exposing the truth about all this.

This guy moves to town and wants to make some quick friends, so he whips up a petition drive, online, knowing that anti smokers are just as lonely and control freaky needy as he is.

He also got some attention for his business.

I agree with other posters in saying that this guy is full of it, both scientifically and socially.

There IS a science department at KU, isn't there? Or are they too busy getting grants to sorry about integrity?

July 28, 2014 at 7:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

THe Khi is NOT a state organization. They are unafilliated with the government of Kansas. They report themselves to be a "non profit" organization. THey receive big money in grants from groups who make big money from the sales of patches and gums due to smoking bans. Most "non profit" lobby groups use the state name in their title so they appear to be associatied with the government. They are not. They say they are unbiased. "Tobacco Free Kansas" is another good example of a money making non profit lobby group!

January 31, 2013 at 10:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

And now there is no choice.

January 31, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

That is NOT what pro ban promised! They said the non smoking place would be packed as 80% of people wanted non smoking places! So NOW you're saying that a non smoking place needs to change it's "business model" to attract non smokers?!
You said that businesses would not miss the smokers at all! You insinuated that smokers stink and they had no friends! Is there SOME story that pro ban can hang their hats on? Bans are good for some businesses and very bad for others. Those who choose to cater to adult smokers should be allowed to do that. If you don't want to go there, don't. If you don't want to work there, don't. If no one wants to go to a smoking allowed place, they will close without government intervention. Why do anti smokers want to hang around with smokers so much? Just to have something to whine about?

January 31, 2013 at 10:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

Heh, Bozo, you know what assumptions make you?

January 31, 2013 at 10:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

And WE know they are lying. And the KHI knows we know. They also know that newspapers only print pro ban propaganda.

January 27, 2013 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

Well paid, pharma funded visionairies. Otherwise known as grant sponging lobbyists.

January 26, 2013 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

If the prices shot up and the revenue to the state stayed the same, that clearly indicates a loss. Bar owners know when their business went to poop. They know who quit coming in. You do not. You can suggest whatever mythical hypothesis comes into your head, to justify this nonsense, but it isn't flying. Kansas should be swimming in an increase of liquor and beer revenue. The 10% tax is only collected in bars and restaurants. The 8% you pay at the liquor store HAS gone up. It's the 10% that has not gone up proportionately.

I would suggest that due to the earthquake in Malaysia, that the earth tilted on it's axis and that's why it doesn't rain in Kansas. It may have also caused some bars to close.
Or, maybe it was the last lunar eclipse? Maybe you're an expert because you stayed at a Holiday Inn last night?

January 26, 2013 at 10:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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