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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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Smoking ban hurts profits, bars say

Wednesday, April 21st, 2004
The ban, he said, is costing him $70,000 a year in gross profit. “I’m making up some in food sales, but it will take me five years to get back to the profit margin I was making two years ago.”

That loss is trickling down to his employees, he said. “It affects whether I can provide insurance and benefits to key employees,” he said.

Source: Maine Sunday Telegram: Link Expired

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