your business will probably increase, without smokers. one reason, you said your customes are 65yrs. probably many of them have not left you, but have left their bodies, due to smoking illnesses. hhmmm...
its a fact, non-smokers will be your customers longer.
i have lost many friends due to smoking illnesses. enough for me to wake up! i put down the cig, a few yrs ago. i worry everyday, that i didnt stop soon enough. i cant imagine death at the hand of my own addiction. think about it......
our gov pays tons of tax dollars for medical treatments to treatsmoke related and, second hand smoke related diseases. that, is why the smoking bann.
its a monetary thing. next, they might say pay for your own treatment and pain meds, or suffer..
sorry for the post, but i just want to 'wake up' someone.
go to www.thetruth.com
and learn a ton....
donecookn, i think you should do it fast, like a band-aid and get it over with. then, let us help yo with the business decline issue.
find a non-partisan, and have them rate your establishment. create your own form, with many aspects of interest. food, surroundings, service.e.t.c.
this may help you determine some keys.