Friday, January 14, 2011

Lack of Smoke Means Less Cash for Michigan

 

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By Mr. Sig

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/wire/chi-ap-mi-smokingban-revenu,0,4512151.story

The Chicago tribune has a story noting that the ban on smoking in restaurants is costing Michigan 33 million in revenue.

Does anyone else think passing smoking bans is a bandwagon that everyone is jumping on?  I would think that since it DOES seem to be in demand, that some restaurants would advertise as being non-smoking restaurants.  These places would attract non-smokers.  Those who wanted to smoke would go to other restaurants where it is allowed.  I really don’t see how it would not work this way.

In a time where Michigan needs to be differentiating itself and presenting unique offerings, I consider it a bad idea to jump on this bandwagon.

1 comment:

  1. As much as I hate smoking, I agree with your opinion.

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