TV, there is an issue with some that don't see a problem with what's going on, at least on any particular issue unless it starts to immediately impact them. It's always easy to support an issue that doesn't negatively impact you and perhaps you even feel it will make your life better. Smoking is a good example. Heck, I've started being annoyed by the smell myself at times and I did it for 43 years. However, I don't even make mention that it's bothering me, even in situations where I can't move away from it.
However, the vast majortiy don't have a clue what's happening which I probably would be part of had I not retired to smell the rotten tomatoes. Had I not got talked into trying an E Cig, I could have watched people using them and scoffed at the idea. That's how committed I was to quiting attempting to quit. I had turned TC off a long time ago after wasting money on "their" solutions. Realizing that there are a lot of very good products that can and will get you away from the smoke has woke me up to the fact that the number one preventable cause of disease in this country is our own country and the ?non-profit?"health" organizations that are out there to "help" us.
None of what is going on moving us close to a complete nanny state is going to make a major improvement, IMHO, but it will definitely do one thing, cost the consumer money and options. Other bi-products are eliminating major corporation competition. Any small business that starts seeing some level of success eventually will grow to a size where the government oversight will threaten their margins and destroying any advantage they may have had in resource allocation.