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Old March 15th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #383
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Originally Posted by Mr Toes View Post
I found this in seven seconds.

Just cause it was on the internet don't make it true.

Boy, ain't THAT the truth, but hey, you said it, I didn't.

The stuff I was talking about wasn't on the internet when I was learning about it.

Your post only shows a few bars in each state, or at best an EXTREMELY small percentage of the bars therein.

Still, I was talking about California, and according to the California Board of Equalization, the hospitality sector continued to grow after the California Clean Indoor Air Act was enacted in 1994. Sales tax data showed an increase in annual sales from $7.16 billion in 1997 for establishments selling beer and wine to $9.6 billion in 2002. For establishments selling all kinds of alcohol, sales increased from $8.64 billion in 1997 to $11.3 billion in 2002. In 2003, the Board's Employment Development Department reported that the number of individuals employed in California's bars and restaurants had about 200,500 more employees than they did in 1995, before the smokefree policy took effect.

Source: California State Board of Equalization: California Department of Health Services, Tobacco Control Section, November 2002; State of California, Employment Development Department, Labor Force Statistics, November 2003.
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