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This is how smoking bans should be – driven by the economy, not Governmental edict. This is a very brave decision for Wetherspoons to take, but I think it will improve their sales in the long term. If given the choice, I’d always eat in a no-smoking place, so certainly that plank of their business shouldn’t be harmed, and could be improved. And I don’t think the boozy side will be particularly hit either, personally.
Hopefully, this will encourage others to follow, and we’ll have a naturally introduced smoking ban, just as I’ve often suggested. And then I’ll be happy.