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New report says smoking ban has had no negative impact on liquor sales

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Opposition to the statewide ban on smoking indoors in most public places, which went into effect July 1, 2010, came from restaurant and bar owners who said it would hurt their businesses.

A new analysis by the Kansas Health Institute says the ban hasn't negatively affected food and liquor sales in restaurants and bars.

Here is a link to the report http://bit.ly/W4xwVc

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Alexander Smith 1 year, 2 months ago

to onthebreeze.

agreed, kind of nice to have the wife come to you and NOT step away because of the embedded smoke smell.

8-)

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onthebreeze 1 year, 2 months ago

Originally, as a smoker and drinker, I was opposed to the ban. But, I have come around and I like it better this way. With all the places having outdoor smoking areas and heaters, it's not bad at all. I don't go home from a night out with a sore throat and hair and clothing you could smell next door.

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chicago95 1 year, 2 months ago

Interesting report. Findings might be stronger if KS Dept of Revenue data privacy policy allowed anonymization of taxpayer records for analysis of same-store sales.

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