If you haven't checked out the thread about the Illinois ban, check it out. Apparently when they were losing the comprehensive ban and deciding that maybe it should be re-worked into a ban for minors only, a member of the ALA stood up and said, and I'm paraphrasing slightly, "That's not the way WE wrote the bill."
It should be no surprise the ALA wants people to get lung cancer and die slowly from smoking analogs.When that happens, people who died of smoking-related illnesses, like my dad did, have funerals. Funerals are frequently a place where people are asked to make donations in memorial of the deceased. Furthermore, if cancer was somehow cured, their organization would cease to be relevant. There is money, however, in long-term "treatments."
We are up against grade-A scumbags here, and the travesty is most people, not to mention legislators, get warm fuzzy feelings when they think about doing things "for a good cause."