Today's comment comes in response to a post about a study in Kansas City that found that city's smoking ban has had no financial impact
on the sales receipts at bars and restaurants. The study was commissioned by the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City, which supports smoking bans.
Commenter Bill Hannegan
Look who is paying for the study. This is a case of the fox guarding the
chicken coop. Independent economic studies find that smoking bans hurt
bars. Kansas City bar owners still claim to have been hurt by the ban
and I am told the ban is often ignored for that reason.