Bar and saloon owners made a late-session pitch Monday to ease voter-approved restrictions on indoor smoking, arguing that the law intended to protect the health of children and families has crippled their businesses by barring them from serving food if they allow smoking.
"We lost a tremendous amount of revenue when we enforced the non-smoking laws. We lost a lot of customers," said JoJo Sonner, president of Bully’s Sports Bar and Grill. Sonner said the recession hit her business but she also blamed the ban on her business’ Chapter-11 status.
"It basically brought us to our knees," she said. Yet another example of smoking bans not hurting businees!