Thursday 8 September 2011

Pub closures and the smoking ban

There's a great piece over at Velvet Glove Iron Fist as the puritans get together to swap notes on how to denormalise drinking now that smokers have been banned from pubs.

According to Linda Bauld, the smoking ban had "no clear adverse impact on the hospitality industry". And above, using pub closure figures from the British Beer and Pub Association, we can see what "no clear adverse impact" looks like.

Also a good bit about the smoking ban and the rate of heart attacks in Britain.

On a related note, chef Anthony Worrall Thompson has launched an e-petition to call on the Government to reform the smoking ban. If you want to save the pub get over there and sign it now!


Unknown said...

Such kind of bans are beneficial for people but bad for business, what is the use of going to a bar when you can't smoke, i don't know what is wrong with the authorities.

Unknown said...

I was so damn pissed because of these smoking bans, i switched to electronic cigarette because and now they are also imposing bans on these devices, this is ridiculous, let us live please.

Unknown said...

Smoking bans are bad for business, people will avoid going to places where they can't smoke, in my opinion these places should make some smoking areas for people besides putting complete ban on it.


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