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Dita Should our folk club be non smoking? (163* d) RE: Should our folk club be non smoking? 20 Jan 04

The Folk clubs in Stirling and Glasgow are both non-smoking and have been for a few years.

In both it was as a result of members request and was voted on. Despite the fears no loss of audience resulted.

Both have a separate bar where smokers can indulge without going outside.

A number of artists contracts insist on having a non-smoking venue, so if you are already non-smoking, you have no conflict on the night.

I do know that a number of regulars at both clubs wouldn't/couldn't attend if the venues allowed smoking, so it's swings and roundabouts, you might lose some hardline smokers, but might gain some people who have looked in the door and been put off by the smoke.

If you do go down the non-smoking road, advertise the fact (might get some new folk in), put up signs and have a notice at the door.

Hope this helps, John

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