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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Comment of the Day: Always Consider the Source -- Smoking Bans

Posted By on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Today's comment comes in response to a post about a study in Kansas City that found that city's smoking ban has had no financial impact on the sales receipts at bars and restaurants. The study was commissioned by the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City, which supports smoking bans.

Commenter Bill Hannegan writes:
Look who is paying for the study. This is a case of the fox guarding the chicken coop. Independent economic studies find that smoking bans hurt bars. Kansas City bar owners still claim to have been hurt by the ban and I am told the ban is often ignored for that reason.

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