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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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Irish Pub Owners Call for Smoking Ban to Be Eased as Sales Drop

Monday, June 21st, 2004

Irish pub owners called on the government to ease its ban on smoking in bars after drinks sales fell by as much as a quarter in the last two months.

Suppliers of drinks to Irish pubs have posted a decline in sales of between 15 percent and 25 percent, the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland said in an e-mailed statement. The VFI represents more than 6,000 rural pubs.

Source: Bloomberg.com. Link

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