More than three out of four licensees would support the introduction of a separate, well-ventilated smoking room in pubs.
Three years after the ban came into effect, a Morning Advertiser poll of 156 licensees found 64% believed it has been terrible or bad for business, with 76% saying a separate smoking room should be allowed.I think that's enough evidence, don't you? The people who said they'd go to pubs if they were less smoky just didn't turn up. And these are the pubs that are left, never mind all those that closed because of the effect of the ban.
I predicted this result, and sadly, I was right.