Nieuw onderzoek in New York

De New York Nightlife Association heeft de uitkomsten bekend gemaakt van een nieuw onderzoek dat aantoont dat New York’s algemene rookverbod desastreus is voor het nachtleven in die stad.


34% van de bars heeft, sinds het rookverbod werd ingevoerd, gemiddeld 18% van hun werknemers moeten ontslaan. 74% van de bareigenaren wijt dat aan de invoering van het rookverbod.


The survey, conducted by International Communications Research of 300 bars, hotel lounges and nightclubs, found that 34 percent of bars, hotels and nightclubs have reduced staff by an average 18 percent since the ban took effect, and 74 percent of those establishments blame the layoffs on the ban. The survey also showed that 76 per cent of them have lost customers by an average of 30 percent. And 78 percent of businesses reported a negative impact on their businesses.


“Before the smoking ban was passed, we told government leaders that bars and nightclubs would take the brunt of the economic fallout,” said NYNA president David Rabin. “This survey confirms that devastation. The smoking ban is driving a multibillion-dollar nightlife industry into the ground.”


(New York Post, 12/10/03)

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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