Smoking in the workplace: the bare facts

| May 17, 2013

A US county’s board of health has used part of the money handed to it under the Centers for Disease Control program, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, to conduct a focus group of exotic dancers.

According to Jim Galloway’s Political Insider column in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, referencing the Georgia Tipsheet, the website, Cause of Action, said the DeKalb County Board of Health, Georgia, had used some of the funds it received ‘to support the adoption of a strengthened county clean indoor air ordinance’.

The website, which calls itself a ‘nonprofit, nonpartisan government accountability organization that fights to protect economic opportunity’, recently posted its investigation of the money handed out by the Centers for Disease Control program.

‘When participants were asked if they had the opportunity to work in an establishment where smoking was restricted, would they do so, only two stated they would,’ the website was quoted as saying.’ One of these two stated she would even if it meant a decrease in her current income. The others stated they would not. When asked for justification, one participant stated that working in a smoke-free adult entertainment establishment was not a reality. Another participant noted that restricting the ability to smoke in these environments would ultimately impact income.”

Galloway concluded that strippers were fiscal conservatives.

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