July 29, 2005
Impact of smoking bans under scrutiny
A survey results released by an anti-smoking advocacy group show an overwhelming support for a new anti-smoking law that was passed in Hennepin County some time ago. Most businesses are saying that the ban is having economy impact on them. Bar and restaurants owners are saying that, they are losing more customers since the ban when into effect. On the flip side of that, majority of the residents of the county are saying that, they have been going to bars and restaurants as much as often since the bans was passed. However, some cities including: Minneapolis, Golden Valley and Bloomington are saying that if this ban is reverse, it will still be in effect in there areas. The article also talked about how the survey says 87 percent of Hennepin County residents are not making any special trips to patronize those restaurants and bars who allow smoking.