NORTHEAST WISCONSIN – It’s been six months since a statewide smoking ban took effect in Wisconsin.
On July 5th, 2010 – bars, restaurants and workplaces were required to go smoke free. So if you wanted to light up, you had to take it outdoors.
That’s had quite an impact on some area taverns, like Jerry’s Bar in Oshkosh
“I’ve seen a slight drop in business, and I compare it with other businesses in town,” explained owner Scott Engel.
He says other businesses and bar owners he’s talked with have seen about a 20% drop in business since the ban took effect.