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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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Bid could be launched to overturn smoke ban

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Some licensees say fears about the smoking ban have materialized.
Guernsey Weekly Press – Vale,Guernsey,UK

They say that trade has been decimated during its first month.

Many smokers furious at the ban have already boycotted pubs and vowed not to return. Mariners’ Inn licensee Tina Power said that, contrary to what Health minister Peter Roffey and other deputies predicted, non-smokers have not frequented more.

‘Our July takings are the equivalent of a wet, cold and miserable January month. Is this what we should be experiencing in July?’ she said.

I think perhaps a review of this should be taken into account because is that not why 200 pubs have closed down in Ireland?

I think it has affected everybody and I have seen less people since the smoking ban came in. The pubs are empty and, when the bad weather comes, you won’t see them either because they will sit at home and smoke.’

One doorman said he had been working the pubs for 28 years and he had never seen trade so bad.

Source: Guernsey Weekly Press. Link Expired.

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