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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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Restaurants file to halt, repeal smoking ban

Thursday, June 10th, 2004
Ratchman said business is up at Ratch and Deb’s. But he said his business’s gain is another’s loss. He said customers fleeing smoke-free establishments have flocked to his restaurant since the ban went into effect on April 19.

“I like to be busy, but I don’t like to take stuff from other people,” Ratchman said.

(This is a typical, but seldom reported, effect of bans. When bans are implemented near locations where freedom is not yet outlawed, smokers flock to venues where they can smoke. This can result in a phenomenal increase business for border venues, at least until their freedom is snuffed out too.)

Source: The Northwestern.com. Link expired.

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