I’m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on TV..Oh hell, let’s face it. I’m an idiot.

Apparently besides being restaurateur and a washed-up football coach, Mike Ditka is also a cancer researcher as well as a political scientist:

Secondhand smoke “might make your hair smell,” but it’s not a proven health risk, Bears-coach-turned-restaurant-owner Mike Ditka said Thursday, leading the charge against a proposed restaurant smoking ban in Chicago.

With a cigar in one hand and a drink in the other, Ditka said his steelworker father was living proof that it’s baloney for medical experts to claim that exposing a restaurant employee to an eight-hour shift’s worth of secondhand smoke is the equivalent of smoking a half a pack of cigarettes


Reminded that smoking has been banned for years in California restaurants and bars, Ditka said: “That’s fruits and nuts. That’s what they are. A lot of liberals. . .. All the do-gooders in the world. The people in California who abolished smoking are the same people who want to legalize marijuana. Come on. Give me a break.”

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Yeah. Like I would tell you....