400+ Minnesota bars & restaurants closed, eliminating approximately 10,000 jobs since smoking bans were enacted in the land of 10,000 lakes
List of 410+ closed local establishments available online here:
Liberals, the media, and RWJF / Nicoderm funded smoking ban activists are quick to claim that the closings are due to the economy......well then if that's true we should have seen 400+ grocery store closings, 400+ gas station closings, 400+ mall closings, etc. etc. locally during the same 4-5 year time span.......but we haven't. Smoking bans were the unnecessary government intrusion responsible for these massive unprecedented record number of hospitality closings in Minnesota.
Nor was Minnesota the only negatively affected economy from smoking bans.