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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

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.

“Our fear of a severe loss in business as a result of the smoking ban has become a reality for many members,” said Seamus O’Donoghue, president of the VFI, in the statement. “Many small, rural, family-owned pubs have been hit particularly hard.”


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