Blowing Smoke (Continued)
There were many reasons to object to Nurse Bloomberg’s smoking ban, but not the least of these was the dishonesty with which he pushed the change through. It was a junk law, passed with the help of junk statistics and junk science.
Unfortunately, this dishonesty has proved to be a habit that his administration cannot give up even though it’s been a couple of years since the law was passed. Here’s Jordan Barowitz, a spokesman for the Nurse quoted on the topic in the Wall Street Journal yesterday (subscription required):
“We’ve saved thousands of lives.”