H/T Harley for this Slate article:
We Used Terrible Science to Justify Smoking Bans
Will we look at the new evidence for long enough to at least consider whether we’ve gone too far?
By Jacob Grier
The gist of this long article is that, while small scale studies like that in Helena had suggested that there were large health benefits to be gained from smoking bans, subsequent large scale studies had showed that there were actually minimal health benefits, and perhaps even no health benefits at all. Perhaps, the author suggested, it was time to roll back some of these smoking bans, and give back to smokers at least a few of their smoky pubs.
That will be nothing very surprising to most of my readers. It’s what we all think, and have thought for many years.
I think I can safely say that Slate is a left wing…
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