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Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

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"Sunday, February 08, 2009
In the U.K. during past two years 3,382 pubs have closed since their nationwide smoking ban was enacted
.....so far this year they have been shutting at the rate of one every four hours.

Obviously, the drinks industry is quick to blame the economy for the problems but.......the fact that the one thing you cannot do in a smoking room (now) is smoke. There’s no doubt that this has had a profound effect on the licensing trade, and David Cameron must make it a top priority to overturn the ban the moment he takes office. In the meantime, however, publicans must stop whining and carefully study the antismoking rule book to find a loophole.
The rest of the Times Online article can be found online here.
The story is a tale of the tragic truth that occurs when government meddling interferes with free market trade. Pharmaceutical nicotine (Nicoderm) manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Company with their partner RWJF funded lobbyists to pursue a smoking ban agenda in order to increase product sales & profits, lawmakers were happy to oblige for their own selfish reason; primarily they and their constituents; were tired of smelling like smoke....on the rare event that they actually frequented a smoking establishment."

January 26, 2013 at 2:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

Wow, it seems Kansas legislators in the pocket of pharma seem to think their businesses are immune to the devastation bans cause! Must be a phenomena!
"Over 500 Minnesota bars and restaurants have closed since smoking bans were enacted in the land of 10,000+ unemployed hospitality workers.
A newly discovered official report from the State of Minnesota Auditor's Office proves what many of us against smoking bans always knew, smoking ban activists lied to the public and lawmakers when they said smoking bans were "good for business". This State of Minnesota official report found that one year after the statewide smoking ban, revenue was down on average 31.9% in bars and taverns."

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Smoking bans, a large majority of which were enacted between 2002-2006, were a major contributing factor to worldwide economic meltdown:

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January 26, 2013 at 2:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Up in smoke: What will state do about lost tobacco funds?

W. Kip Viscusi, an economist and professor at Harvard Law School wrote: "In the late 1990s more than 40 state attorneys general sued the major tobacco companies for the excessive medical costs imposed on the states by smoking. In November 1998 this litigation was concluded with the companies agreeing to pay approximately $9 billion a year, to be adjusted for inflation, in damages and lawyers' fees. The deal was incredibly corrupt; had it been made in any other industry it would surely have been declared illegal. And the tobacco companies were not the only bad guys in this story. The trial lawyers, the politicians, and even the public health officials and antismoking advocates who believed that any means were appropriate to achieve their desired ends of massive fees, political victories, and higher cigarette prices were the ones who most abused the system."
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December 10, 2012 at 11:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP may push for repeal of state smoking ban

Politicians are no longer leaders, they are followers, and this lands squarely on their heads. That will change with real leadership elected into office recently. Much like the global warming scam, the second hand smoke scam has become like a religion for the extremists and beyond. It's blossomed so big it's now considered fact. Unless, of course, you do a little digging. You'll find out that it is exactly like global warming. All are financed by an entity that stands to gain huge profits. In the case of SHS, it's Pharma, makers of their own nicotine brands. I say it's time to take SHS to trial. Then lets see who wins, Pharma or our citizens and business owners who've been robbed of their right to run their business without a scam taking away their rights! Anyone bowing to this charade should be very ashamed of themselves!

December 27, 2010 at 1:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP may push for repeal of state smoking ban

One of the 5 main things the Constitution guarantees is that this nation protect property rights (from smoking bans) and earnings (taken for tobacco control), yet this uneducated government would take away the rights of tobacco companies and privately owned businesses. It seems that tobacco control believes that they are in charge of the Constitution these days. We The People did NOT give tobacco control this power, and it's time to take it away from them!

December 27, 2010 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP may push for repeal of state smoking ban

One of the 5 main things the Constitution guarantees is that this nation protect property rights (from smoking bans) and earnings (taken for tobacco control), yet this uneducated government would take away the rights of tobacco companies and privately owned businesses. It seems that tobacco control believes that they are in charge of the Constitution these days. We The People did NOT give tobacco control this power, and it's time to take it away from them!

December 27, 2010 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP may push for repeal of state smoking ban

You walk down a street you see a building. It's just a building. But when you walk into the building and you see the energy and ingenuity of the owner. Since tobacco control stepped in to take over, we have lazy, covetous marauders dictating how an owner should run their business. The mob dictating their preferences on someone who put their energy and hard work into something others could enjoy as well. The smoking ban is an attack and deprives owners of property, which IS the fruits of labor, especially if they cater to smokers who make up 1/3 of the population! A U.S. Supreme Court judge once said "It's not the right OF property which is protected, but the right TO property, sacred from arbitrary interference.” Our nation’s founders would be appalled!

December 27, 2010 at 1:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Gov. Parkinson sign the statewide smoking ban bill headed to his desk?

Legislated smoking bans are not only unnecessary, they are an affront to the personal rights of smokers and non-smokers, alike, and they cost tax revenues and jobs and result in more failed businesses. It's not up to the government to make this decision, period!

March 7, 2010 at 10:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should Gov. Parkinson sign the statewide smoking ban bill headed to his desk?

It does pay to be educated, none2!

March 7, 2010 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

House approves statewide smoking ban; measure goes to governor

Smoke free advocates try to sell the success of smoke free initiatives and laws but never tell of the amount of money the states lose, nor do they report truthfully of the damage it causes to business owners. There is NO business without an owner! These advocates are like reformed alcoholics. They NEED a nanny to tell them how to live and expect everyone else to follow. Every time a ban is enacted, big pharma's stock goes up because their own brand of nicotine is in demand and government has become their puppet. Our government needs to wake up to the fact that business owners had Constitutionally protected private property rights and they have taken them away for mob-rule.

March 7, 2010 at 6:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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