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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 March, 2004

N.Y.’s ban made my bar’s profits go up in smoke

Thursday, March 4th, 2004

Now, I and my managers have not been paid for three months. We’ve gone without so that we could pay the bills. I’ve had to let go a third of my staff. And there’s no explanation other than the smoking ban.

A friend in the travel industry told me she lost a $100,000 tour from Germany when the smoking ban went into effect, as they refused to go someplace where they couldn’t smoke.

Source: Grand Forks Herald. Link Expired

All puffed up over cig law

Monday, March 1st, 2004

Bar owners and their patrons said the past 12 months have been an economic disaster: Bar stools and cash registers are empty, clubs break the law just to survive and smokers are pushed into the street to puff.

“New York City has gone from the city that never sleeps to Sleepy Hollow,” said Tom Carrube, manager of Sharkey’s Sports Bar and Grill on Staten Island. He estimates that revenue has plummeted 60% as regulars stay home or head to nearby New Jersey for a beer and a smoke.

Source: Daily News. Link Expired

Restaurants Blame Smoking Ban For Closings

Monday, March 1st, 2004

Monday will mark the first anniversary of Dallas’ smoking ban and across the city some restaurant managers have said they have lost business while some even blame the ban for their closing.

Members of the restaurant association said their alcohol sales have dropped since the ban by 20 Percent to 25 percent.Link



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