New Jersey profiteert van rookverbod New York

Veel New Yorkers houden het in de stad voor wat betreft het uitgaansleven voor gezien en reizen af naar Hoboken voor een gezellig samenzijn in restaurant of bar.


De omzetcijfers van de New Yorkse horeca beginnen bedenkelijke vormen aan te nemen.


Clad in a fashionable pink outfit, Cheryl Johnson, 30, chats with a group of friends, a lit Marlboro Light squeezed between her manicured fingers.

“Happy hour is about having a cigarette, drinking a cocktail and relaxing after work,” the financial consultant said last week from inside the Whiskey Bar in downtown Hoboken, N.J.

Just a month or two ago, Johnson and many other revelers in the bar would have been enjoying an after-work smoke and a stiff drink at a New York City bar. But the city’s butts ban has many folks beating a hasty path to the PATH train to Hoboken and other smoke-friendly spots across the Hudson River.

“We usually make our plans so that we can come back to Hoboken right after work,” said Alison Bank, 31, a hospitality specialist for a midtown hotel who lives in Hoboken. “I don’t want to have to stand outside if I want to smoke a cigarette.”


NY Daily News

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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