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On the street: How is the smoking ban going to affect outside dining areas and patios?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 21, 2004

Sally Wright, operations engineer, Overland Park

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“During warm months when the weather’s good, I think they will be very popular.”

Shannon Keefe, KU junior, Chicago

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“I think it might affect them initially, but in the long term it won’t. Business will go back to normal.”

Brenda Oliva, insurance seller, Berryton

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“I don’t think it’ll make a difference.”

Mike Leeper, KU sophomore, Lawrence

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“People who smoke are only going to bother the nonsmokers outside. It’s better to keep them inside.”

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