I can understand Richard Pan being against Smoking as a doctor.
By virtue of his pattern – Pan is a supporter and promoter of big government and using government to regulate behavior. More on that soon.
When Pan is not writing bills to benefit the medical industry (aka protecting their taxpayer gravy train) – he is co-authoring legislation to fine smokers.
AB795 was such a bill. It was carried by Marty Block (probably so he could use it in his now State Senate Campaign) and was a punitive fine on smokers who violated college campus smoking rules.
This effectively amounts to a tax and colleges can now set up “smoking traps” and hand out $100 tickets to people.