A tale of two bar ownersThe church mouse bar owner obeys the smoking ban law and is rewarded with a significant loss of customers and revenue:
The bar owner who realizes that "public" smoking bans don't apply to their private establishment is rewarded with revenue-o-plenty and the admiration of those who appreciate that American rebel spirit:
The free market system is a wonderful thing......as long as you don't let government over-regulation get in the way.
151+ closed bars and restaurants here in Minnesota played by the rules and look how they were rewarded. Local lawmakers don't care about how adversely your business is affected by the bans......perhaps it's time for hospitality business owner's to show lawmaker's the same consideration for their Nicoderm funded laws.
Fear about secondhand smoke was never the real purpose of enacting Johnson & Johnson (nicoderm) / RWJF funded smoking bans....that is evidenced in the air quality test results:
Air quality testing of secondhand smoke proves the hazards are greatly exaggerated (SHS is actually up to 25,000 times safer than Occupational Safety regulations):