Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The Dr. Ron Davis Smoke Free law is UNDER ATTACK! Just six months into a successful implementation period, Representative Doug Geiss (D-Taylor) wants to reopen the issue and WEAKEN the law, potentially exposing thousands of Michigan’s citizens to the dangers of second hand smoke…AGAIN. WE CANNOT STAND FOR THIS!

Representative Geiss’s bill (HB 5803) proposes that we go back to the farce that was the non-smoking section by introducing "Legal Smoking
Rooms." Geiss claims that ventilation systems will take care of the noxious chemicals that leach through everything in their path. Study after study has shown that ventilation systems do not work and are incapable of removing the harm secondhand smoke poses.

The bill also exempts "licensed clubs" from the smoke free law. This exemption could potentially give any bar or restaurant the ability to file an affidavit with the state calling itself a membership club and thereby allowing smoking. No need to read between the lines here, folks, Representative Geiss wants Michigan’s servers to wade through the thick clouds of smoke once again.
The Regulatory Reform Committee will be taking up this bill today, November 10 at NOON in the House Office Building Room 326. If you’re in the Lansing area, please come and show your support for the Smoke Free Law. If you cannot make it to the hearing, CALL, FAX, AND EMAIL the members of the committee and tell them how much you LOVE smoke free Michigan and that you OPPOSE any changes to weaken the law:

Representative Bert Johnson *Chair
Phone: (517) 373-0144
Fax: (517) 373-8929

Harold Haugh *Vice-Chair
Phone: (517) 373-0854
Fax: (517) 373-5911

Representative Pam Byrnes
Phone: (517) 373-0828
Fax: (517) 373-5783

Representative Tim Melton
Phone: (517) 373-0475
Fax: (517) 373-5061

Representative Bettie Cook Scott
Phone: (517) 373-1776
Fax: (517) 373-8502

Representative Woodrow Stanley
Phone: (517) 373-8808
Fax: (517) 373-5997

Representative Jon M. Switalski
Phone: (517) 373-1772
Fax: (517) 373-5906

Representative Tory Rocca
Phone: (517) 373-7768

Representative Hugh Crawford
Phone: (517) 373-0827

Representative Rick Jones
Phone: (517) 373-0853

Representative Jim Stamas
Phone: (517) 373-1791


  1. Hope it passes SOON, before I lose my job. God knows you whinny idiots never showed up to fill the empty seats in our bar here in K-Zoo. I know you won't post this because it shows a little truth behind the ban but at least I know one of you will read it. Thanks for costing so many of my co-workers their jobs you nasty vile human beings. if this law doesn't change I'm screwed. and I don't smoke. you fucktards. go fuck yourselves!

  2. It's nice to know that people have reacted so calmly to this law. I'm sorry to hear that your business is down. Perhaps putting more effort into changing your business model based on the already shifted landscape would be a better use of your time and energy. Thanks for stopping by to read the post.