While revoking smoking bans won't solve the whole moolah problems in dis nation, I bet it would help save a lotta hospitality businesses. And when hospitality businesses succeed, dat could have a positive effect on the economy in the long-term with people having more jobs (since more smoker-friendly businesses would be open). I know I'd love working in a smoker-friendly hospitality business myself.
Oh I'm still smoking menthols for the record. I can't imagine myself not holding a cig in my hand or mouth. I know if I was in a place around lots of smokers and I didn't have to worry about darn "smoke cops," I wouldn't hesitate to smoke as much as I want for real then. :)