Eerste rookloze pub al failliet

Een pub die al een half jaar vóór de introductie van het rookverbod in Engeland op de rookloze toer ging is, twee weken na de invoering van het rookverbod, failliet gegaan. De rokende bezoekers bleven weg en werden niet vervangen door niet-rokers.


“Op de korte termijn zal dit totale rookverbod een ramp zijn voor veel pubs”, concludeert de eigenaar.


Deejay, 26, said: “Basically, we ran out of customers. We introduced a smoking ban in February, we’d had it refurbished and it was looking nice.
“People started to go to other pubs that hadn’t introduced the smoking ban yet and then when it came in July they stopped coming in altogether.
“A lot of pubs will be struggling because of the ban. I’m personally gutted.
“I still think it’s a good idea but one that people will have to get used to and in the short term it will spell disaster for many pubs.

“People are staying at home, buying cheap booze from the supermarkets and sitting with their friends smoking their heads off.
“But I think there will come a point when they won’t want to sit in and will start going out again, especially as Christmas approaches.”
Approximately 800 people a year under 65 die in Wigan because of smoking. There are 80,000 smokers living in Wigan, their numbers have fallen in three years from 29% to 25%.


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  • "Es ist schwieriger, eine vorgefaßte Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom."
    (Het is moeilijker een vooroordeel aan flarden te schieten dan een atoom.)
    Albert Einstein

  • "Als je alles zou laten dat slecht is voor je gezondheid, dan ging je kapot"
    Anonieme arts

  • "The effects of other people smoking in my presence is so small it doesn't worry me."
    Sir Richard Doll, 2001

  • "Een leugen wordt de waarheid als hij maar vaak genoeg wordt herhaald"
    Joseph Goebbels, Minister van Propaganda, Nazi Duitsland


  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "There''s no such thing as perfect air. If there was, God wouldn''t have put bristles in our noses"
    Coun. Bill Clement

  • "Better a smoking freedom than a non-smoking tyranny"
    Antonio Martino, Italiaanse Minister van Defensie

  • "If smoking cigars is not permitted in heaven, I won't go."
    Mark Twain

  • I've alllllllways said that asking smokers "do you want to quit?" and reporting the results of that question, as is, is horribly misleading. It's a TWO part question. After asking if one wants to quit it must be followed up with "Why?" Ask why and the majority of the answers will be "because I'm supposed to" (victims of guilt and propaganda), not "because I want to."
    Audrey Silk, NYCCLASH