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Another Argument for Supporters of Proposed Anti-Smoking Law

By May 25, 2010

One of the biggest arguments that those opposing a proposed anti-smoking law is that doing so would cripple bars and restaurants that make a lot of money off of smokers who frequent their establishments.

But a recent report finds that many Bexar County bars outside of the San Antonio city limits are already smoke-free -- and it has not affected their business, and has not put any of the bars out of business.

Of course, what happens in outlying areas may not be the same as within the city limits--but the report still puts a big hole in the argument that many businesses would go under if patrons were not allowed to smoke inside their establishments.

Where do you stand on this issue?

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June 1, 2010 at 8:42 am
(1) Patrick Teicher says:

Non smoking has not hurt our neighbor San Marcos. I used to live there and returned to Palmer’s, a very popular bar/restaurant in downtown/university area that had many smokers in the past. I asked a couple of bar tenders in the bar area how they felt about the non-smoking ordinance. They said it is “great, we no longer have to endure the smoke and our clothes smell so much better- it is wonderful.

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