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Nicotine Nannies claim smoking bans are good for business. But if that were the case, could this list exist, and could it be so huge? (Please note, this is only a small sample of articles available on the subject.)

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Archive for May, 2003

Niagara County Bars experience 17% loss due to ban

Tuesday, May 20th, 2003

Bars and restaurants in Niagara County estimate a 17 per cent loss of business is on the low end since the smoking ban went into effect. I’m told business at some establishments is down by 50 per cent and more.

Source: WIVB TV. Link Expired.

No Smoking? No Customers

Tuesday, May 20th, 2003

Tony Almeida, co-owner of Eightball VIP Sports Cafe in Chatham, said the bylaw has had a “drastic impact.

“I would say sales have been impacted to the tune of 40 per cent or more,” he said.

Source: Chatham Daily News. Link Expired

Mattydale bar closes after smoking ban

Tuesday, May 20th, 2003

It may have looked like a party, but patrons were saying their good-byes to Cam Nel. The bar closed its doors Sunday after more than 50 years of serving the Mattydale community.

Source: news10now.com. Link Expired

Effects of ban in NYC

Tuesday, May 13th, 2003

A few miles away, in downtown Manhattan, the waitresses at McCann’s restaurant pub have given up waiting for a lunchtime diner. “No one’s coming to eat here from work,” says the bartender, Luke Sullivan. “There’s a deli downstairs. They get their sandwiches from there and eat them outside, where they can have a smoke as well. Waitresses pay their rent with tips. Now they’re not getting any.

Source: Telegraph.co.uk. Link Expired


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