Thursday, 21 April 2011

Anti-ban protest reported in Palma

Hotel, bar and gaming industries forget their differences and protest the smoking ban in Palma, demanding modifications to the comprehensive smoking ban which they claim has cost some establishments up to 40 per cent of their takings and caused lay-offs and closures.

Has anyone been telling them that smoking bans don't cause a 40 per cent drop in trade – those that have witnessed it happening to them over the course of a few weeks – or that supermarket prices are to blame?

Bans are reversible if the will is there: don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They said prohibition was non-repealable too. But then it got repealed as did the laws prohibiting tobacco that came out at the same time period. It just takes enough people demanding an end to it loudly enough to be heard.