Survey shows positive side of smoke ban

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A survey of 4,119 people has found that six out of 10 non-smokers will be more likely to visit pubs after the ban. Only one in three smokers say the...

A survey of 4,119 people has found that six out of 10 non-smokers will be more likely

to visit pubs after the ban. Only one in three smokers say the ban will make them use pubs less.

The survey was conducted by consumer research company Retail Eyes, which claims that the ban will have a net positive effect on the trade.

The company also claims that service standards have increased by 5% since the smoking ban came into effect in Scotland, with consumers indicating they are more likely to return and recommend.

Two-thirds of respondents said that the level of smoke affects their choice of venue while half of the smokers questioned said they will actively seek out pubs with dedicated smoking areas.

Smokers hanging around outside could become an issue - half of the women surveyed said this would make them less likely to go inside.

Retail Eyes marketing director Tim Ogleat said: "Licensees have many factors to consider. Those who make the right decisions will reap the rewards that greater customer satisfaction brings."

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