Thursday, March 17, 2011

Measures to tweak smoking ban spark three-corner debate in the House | Wichitopekington | Wichita Eagle Blogs

House Bill 2039 would revoke the section of the law that exempts gaming floors in casinos — which the state calls “Expanded Lottery Gaming Facilities.”

– House Bill 2040 would allow bars that sell lottery tickets or have lottery keno screens to allow their patrons to smoke.

Since last year, many owners of bars and taverns — especially small ones — have complained of dramatic declines in business since the smoking ban took effect.


Now, would someone please explain to me why in the hell business owners would be pleading with the Kansas state legislature for exemptions and amendments to the current smoking ban if there are indeed no economic effects of smoking bans on privately owned businesses?

Measures to tweak smoking ban spark three-corner debate in the House | Wichitopekington | Wichita Eagle Blogs

2 comments:

  1. It's this call for an amendment to the smoking ban that the state will ignore at its peril. At some stage those oh so thick skulls will be penetrated with common sense - we hope!

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  2. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.

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