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Wetherspoon pubs to ban smoking

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.

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Comment from Anonymous


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Comment posted at 19:48 on 14th February 2006.

Smoking ban will work only if it is total, any partial ban will fail as efforts will be made to find loop holes.


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