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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 November, 2004

Ireland’s smoking ban a disaster, says Irish trade leader

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

The VFI’s latest research up to September reveals that brewers sales volume to the on-trade are down 10 per cent, spirit sales have dropped by over 10 per cent and some pubs have already been forced to close because of loss of revenue.

He said: “Almost immediately there was a drop in the number of customers and the volume of sales. Customers are unhappy to be ostracised outside pubs. They are deciding not to drink at all or at home.”

Source: The Publican. Link Expired

Ireland’s smoking ban shows results

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004

Ireland’s smoking ban is being blamed for plummeting bar sales within a year of its introduction, but the government insists the smoke-free policy will deliver a big health dividend as more people quit.

As a former pub owner, Power said he had been strongly lobbied by the trade.

“That was natural enough. They had invested their money in a pub. But we have to look at the greater good, the bigger picture, and that is what we did,” Power said.

[Don’t you feel better knowing that a condicending nanny is making your decisions for you?]

A survey for the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA), representing 750 pubs in Dublin, said compliance was excellent in the capital but sales are down by 16 percent.

It claims 2,000 full and part-time jobs are being lost in the Dublin pub trade alone.


New York City’s Smoking Ban Goes Up In Smoke In Astoria

Friday, November 5th, 2004

Many cafe owners and managers said they enforced the ban initially. But that lasted just a few months, as customers got upset or didn’t come at all, reducing between 20 and 35 percent of total revenue, they said.

Source: Zwire. Link Expired.


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