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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 March, 2006

Smoking ban forcing pub to close

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

A bar which has been thriving for more than 60 years is to close because it will not survive when the smoking ban comes into force, it has emerged.

Sandy Robertson, who has run the bar for the last seven years, says 95% of his customers smoke and it would not be financially viable for him to keep the pub open.

Source: The Scottsman. Link Expired.

Smoking ban help wanted

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

The Canadian Auto Workers union is asking the Ontario government to supplement the incomes of hospitality workers who are laid off because of the province’s smoking ban and to provide retraining for them.

The casino’s senior managers have told the union they are predicting at least a 30 per cent drop in business followed by layoffs, Lewenza told Pupatello in a letter.

Source: The Windsor Star. Link


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