Smoking ban extended life, and bars and restaurants multiplied, in NYC

Bloomberg crowing about nonsmoking boost

Bloomberg crowing about nonsmoking boost

Eating and drinking establishments multiplied like mushrooms in NYC after the 2004 smoking ban was imposed by Bloomberg, who sees cause not correlation.

The number of permits for restaurants, bars and cafes rose more than 27% to 23,705 at the start of fiscal year 2015 this July from 18,606 in fiscal year 2006, according to the city Department of Health.

Bloomberg: 6,000 more bars and restaurants in NYC since 2003 smoking ban


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