Restaurateurs as a pawn of choice fighters and ban fanatics Oberhaching, August 2008 – with the ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court in late July to the provisional lifting of the smoking ban, the provinces now have time to bring about a uniform regime by the end of 2009. The restaurateurs of so-called single-room pubs under 75 sqm can breathe a little, but still must fear for their existence. Because of frequency and sales declines in all gastronomic fronts. Just at the Kneipenwirten, the decision of an absolute ban on smoking fall business immensely in the weight. Even the DEHOGA (German hotel and Restaurant Association) expects that over 11% of this type of restaurant must include when no sector-specific solution is found. A just as fatal as unacceptable consequence. That is against Bavaria’s Minister-President Beckstein confirmed with regard to his already established, total smoking ban in the bonos recommendation, is an incomprehensible and on the other hand probably only a matter of time. After all, election campaign is currently in Bavaria and at the base of the party, it rumbles already.
At least, it would not be surprising if the ban on delusion of politicians not yet a late inspection, because it is also a crusade against an unspecified majority. According to the world are 56% of surveyed citizens for exemptions to the smoking ban. 20% entirely reject the smoking ban, while only 23% would support a total ban on smoking. The results of the FOCUS are almost identical results. Also here are about half of them, make sure that the best solution would be a non-smoking legislation with exemptions for the catering industry. But what is the best for those who don’t have the choice with their existence and at the end of the subject but the loud roar of choice. A host can get off not just from his operation.