The website Cause of Action, which calls itself a “nonprofit, nonpartisan government accountability organization that fights to protect economic opportunity” recently posted its investigation of money handed out by a Centers for Disease Control program called Communities Putting Prevention to Work.
Cause of Action says documents indicate that DeKalb County used funds it received “to support the adoption of a strengthened county clean indoor air ordinance.”
According to the website, the DeKalb County Board of Health used the funds – in part -- to conduct a focus group of exotic dancers at a local but unnamed adult entertainment establishment:
“When participants were asked if they had the opportunity to work in an establishment where smoking was restricted, would they do so, only two stated they would. One of these two stated she would even if it meant a decrease in her current income. The others stated they would not. When asked for justification, one participant stated that working in a smoke-free adult entertainment establishment was not a reality. Another participant noted that restricting the ability to smoke in these environments would ultimately impact income.”
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