A website I follow closely is that of a certain Dr Michael Siegel.
Dr Siegel was a leading light in the early days of tobacco control in the USA, and it would be no exaggeration to state that he helped start the war on tobacco worldwide.
However, you will never hear his name mentioned by the "Tobacco Control Industry" now as he left their ranks some time ago because of its dishonesty. You see, Dr Siegel was a real researcher, totally anti-smoking, but he sought to use science correctly to prove his case. At times, when his research told him otherwise, he acknowledged it and moved on. Then he began to become troubled that much of what was coming from the Tobacco Control Industry, labelled as scientific research, was simply incorrect, or worse, lies. He is still against smoking, but he seeks the truth, and to this end he started his website back in March 2005.
As such, his opinions are balanced and fair. His latest revelation is therefore worth knowing about and keeping in mind. Under the heading "Anti-Smoking Researchers Promote Bias in Tobacco Control Research: What's Happening to the Integrity of Tobacco Control Science?", he observes that "it is evident that to many anti-smoking groups, the answers to these research questions are not important. The agenda has already been determined and the point of the research is not to investigate the effectiveness of the policies, but to attempt to manufacture evidence to justify the policies post-implementation".
If, as a smoker, you are interested to understand the truth about where the smoking restrictions come from, then Dr Siegel will give you the facts behind much of the propaganda.