Vice Squad
Monday, March 28, 2005
Irish Public Smoking Ban at One Year

Co-blogger Michael was on the story one year ago when Ireland introduced its public smoking ban, the most notable feature of which was a ban on smoking inside pubs. We have been following the ban since, most recently by recounting some ban "winners", such as outdoor heater manufacturers. Today, via Reuters, we get a summary of conditions one year after the ban went into effect. The summary is fairly upbeat, focusing on the health benefits and widespread compliance -- it wasn't universal compliance! -- but not neglecting to mention the fall in bar revenues.

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