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Debate on proposed smoking ban continues

May 7, 2014

NEW CUMBERLAND — Debate over Hancock County’s proposed smoking ban generated more heat than light on Tuesday, with the health board saying it needed more time to consider revisions to the policy....

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harleyrider1778

May-08-14 9:57 AM

There Mr Huff is real DATA/FACTS that smoking bans destroy business!

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harleyrider1778

May-08-14 9:56 AM

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Mar 26, 2014 · On Monday, the $2.4 billion Revel casino in Atlantic City filed for bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Camden, N.J. .

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Mar 26, 2013 · Revel Casino To Allow Smoking As Part Of Bankruptcy ... The decision to file for bankruptcy was made in early February after lenders indicated they ...

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harleyrider1778

May-08-14 9:56 AM

Washington Casino Files for Bankruptcy, Cites Smoking Ban ...

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The owner of a Washington state casino filed for Chapter 11 on Tuesday, tracing its decline to a 2005 state smoking ban that drew gambling smokers to local Indian ...

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harleyrider1778

May-08-14 9:54 AM

Springfield Bar Closing After Smoking Ban 'Cut 80 Percent of Sales'

(Springfield, MO) -- Ray Hassen has owned Ray's Lounge for the last 15 years, but this year will be his last.

The bar at 1221 E Saint Louis Street will be closing after the end of the year.

"December 31 is my last night. I'm not going to renew my 2012 license," says Hassen. "We're going to have a big party and hopefully I can get rid of all my beer and liquor and close the door."

He says right after the citywide smoking ban went into effect, his business was cut by 80 percent.

"I felt it immediately, even though I have a patio for the smokers."

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harleyrider1778

May-08-14 9:53 AM

What's More Dangerous: The Effects of Smoking or a Smoking Ban? Some local business owners are not pleased with the effects of the city's smoking ban.

It has affected us in a bad way," he confesses. "We have lost probably 15-20 percent of our business since the smoking ban has gone into place. We used to get a late crowd of people ordering drinks and maybe an appetizer, but we don't have that anymore. There are still smokers who come regularly because they like the food and atmosphere, though not as regularly as they used to."

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harleyrider1778

May-08-14 9:53 AM

Springfield Business Journal: Smoking Ban Taking a Toll

Lauren Matter Anchor/Reporter 8:59 p.m. CDT, October 2, 2011 Four months into Springfield's city wide smoking ban, some businesses are seeing a decline in revenue.

The owner of one Springfield bar, Tailgaters Pub and Eatery on South Scenic Avenue, says they have been losing $1,000 a week since the ban went into effect and had no choice but to close the first weekend of October.

Other pubs and restaurants are seeing a revenue decline as well.

The numbers range from 25% to a 45% drop in the amount of money they're bringing in now compared to before the ban.

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harleyrider1778

May-08-14 9:51 AM

Huff said. "I keep asking them to show me the data, and I don't see any data.

Try atlantic city where a casino went bankrupt over not smoking and reopened as smoking. Then look at Illinois losses of over a billion dollars after the statewide ban including Casinos. Then look at the other places destroyed by bans like bars and coffee shops,bingo halls. Your either blind or so hateful of smoking no amount of factual evidence will be real to you. Tell that to the tens of thousands of business owners and employees that lost everything vecause of a smoking ban! It happens everywhere bans are put into effect and based upon JUNK SCIENCE!

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