Tuesday 16 August 2022

Café turnover hit by smoking ban

Many cafes and discos have seen their turnover fall as a result of the smoking ban introduced on July 1, says sector lobby group Horeca Nederland.

Café turnover dropped by an average 26% and discos by 31% in July and August, compared with the previous summer, according to a survey by the sector.
The organisation say around half of the decline is the result of the smoking ban.
Some 15% of bars and cafés are not adhering to the ban, Horeca Nederland says. An earlier survey showed 10% still allowed smoking indoors.
Meanwhile the anti-smoking organisation Stivoro has reported that 600,000 people gave up cigarettes in May and July and that 25% are still not smoking.

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