Monday, October 26, 2009

Indianapolis Star editorial re-affirms endorsement of Proposal 371

The editorial in the Sunday edition of the Indianapolis Star is a thoughtful, well-reasoned and thorough refutation of the common arguments against smoke free workplace laws presented by opponents. The editorial says “The case for going smoke free is airtight based on the facts.” Then one-by-one, the Star tells each one of these tried and untrue opposition claims to go fly a kite.

The editorial even flips the script on these arguments by asserting that “economic and personal rights, far from being abridged by a smoke free environment, have been enhanced in cities bold enough to go all out for public health. This is the second editorial this month endorsing Proposal 371 and calling for its passage. Thanks, Indy Star!

Please share with key opinion leaders and councillors. And on that note, please contact members of the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council to ask them to vote “yes” on Proposal 371 tonight.

1 comment:

generalsn1234567 said...

For those who say "it can't happen here", you must realize that a well funded "war on smokers" is underway.

http://www.rwjf.org/pr/product.jsp?ia=143&id=14912

And what the 99 million dollars was going to. Note on page seven the "inside -out", provision going for patios later, AFTER business owners spend thousands of dollars to build them to accommodate their smoking customers, clearly showing that the tobacco control activists have ABSOLUTLY NO CONCERN about local issues or businesses. You may need to CTRL and scoll to enlarge it.

http://www.no-smoke.org/pdf/CIA_Fundamentals.pdf

Here's the "model ban" from page eight that many communities copied, printed, and passed. It's the "smoking ban for dummies" It only takes a few minutes to fill in the blanks naming your community, the administrators names, and blanks to customize it to your community.

http://www.no-smoke.org/document.php?id=229