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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 January, 2004

Smoking ban may snuff out lodge

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

A band was playing Friday Oct. 10, one day after the ban went into effect, and the no-smoking signs were posted. “[Customers] walked in and walked out,” Radice remembered. “Everyone left and went into town and the remaining six non-smokers left because they were bored.”

“The first weekend the band played for me and Steve,” said bar manager Chrissy Seltzer of Poolesville. “It was horrible.”

Source: gazette.net. Link Expired.

Pierce County Casinos Cry Foul Over Smoking Ban

Monday, January 19th, 2004

PIERCE COUNTY – Pierce County casinos say the county’s new smoking ban is costing them money and could cost jobs. So, they’re fighting the ban in court.

Grand Central Casino in Lakewood says too many tables are empty; too many dealers have nothing to do. They blame Pierce County’s 2-week-old smoking ban, and they’re already talking layoffs.

And casino workers say they know exactly where their customers are going: They’re heading five minutes away to tribal casinos, which don’t have to obey the county smoking ban.


Smoking ban hurts local business

Monday, January 19th, 2004

Since the state’s smoking ban took affect in July, there hasn’t been a lot of laughs at Viva Debris Comedy and Magic Club. Business is down, way down.

“We have lost about 30% of our business which includes 30% of our staff,” said owner Joe Delion.

Source: News Ten Now. Link Expired.

Smoking bylaw clears out curling club bar

Monday, January 19th, 2004

The president of Inuvik’s Curling Club predicts it will lose $40,000 by the end of the year, and says the town’s smoking by-law is to blame. Don Craik told town council Monday night that members are no longer spending money in the club’s bar, putting the club’s future in jeopardy.

Source: CBC CA. Link Expired.

Smoking ban hitting trade, claim vinters

Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

The Licensed Vintners Association admitted the two-month old smoking ban had been effective but it said business was still down by around 15%.

Chief executive, Donall O`Keeffe, criticised a report hailing the new law a success.
“Figures from the Dublin trade clearly show that on average, pub revenues have been hit by between 12% and 15%,” he said.

“While the impact is not totally uniform across Dublin pubs, make no mistake about it, the smoking ban is having a serious financial impact.”


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