Iowans for Equal rights presents its case about the Iowa Smoking Ban concerning the important subjects of Eminent Domain and Indoor Air Quality (recorded on August 20). This state smoking ban has the most extreme enforcement penalties to date, bar none. Not only do all small business owners face fines but they also confront suspension or revocation of business licenses and permits. As a final enforcement bludgeon the Iowa Department of Public Health rules open the door to seizure of private property under Eminent Domain to abate what the statute defines as a “public nuisance” — persons smoking in public places.

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