Still Smoldering: Bar Owners Love to Hate the Smoking Ban

Metroland | July 6, 2004
Butt-riddled pavement, the scent of stale beer and bar owners with tighter belts all have become signs of New York’s stiff-upper-lip approach to its year-old smoking ban.


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