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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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Smoking Ban Fallout

Friday, September 1st, 2006

When countywide bans enacted two to three years before the study allowed smoking only in the bar area of restaurants, annual sales declined by 49 percent to 55 percent, the study found.

But when local ordinances enacted two to three years before the study reserved most seating for nonsmokers while allowing some smoking, annual sales increased by 36 percent and gross profit increased by 37 percent, the study found.

Source: South Bend Tribune. Link Expired

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