Originally Posted by listopencil
If that's true, why wouldn't bar owners do it themselves?
Plenty of them here did. We had a city wide smoking ban that was lifted for some reason I can't recall. Only the dives(which I prefer FTR) went back to smoking. The rest stayed nonsmoking voluntarily. Then there was a statewide ban.
Hell some of the bars here still let you smoke, well really only one that ALWAYS does that I recall, but it's such a lame bar I would never choose to go there. There's a few others that will either let you smoke once in a blue moon when it's a slow night, or let you light up at close. However, this in no way enters the discussion as to why people want to go somewhere.