Smoking ban will cut patronage, poll finds

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 04 April, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 04 April, 2009, 12:00am

Some 88 per cent of patrons of more than 1,300 entertainment venues including karaoke rooms, saunas, nightclubs and mahjong parlours will stop going or reduce patronage when a smoking ban is imposed in July, a survey by the Entertainment Business Rights Concern group found. It said 85 per cent of patrons were smokers.