Mini Poll: Some If’s, But No Butts


Has the smoking policy changed recently in your favorite bar?


Yes, smoking is now banned:
 67%
No, it has been non-smoking for as long as it has been my favorite:
 15%
No, it still allows smoking:
 18%

 


Have you switched favorite bars because your favorite bar no longer allows smoking?


Yes:
 18%
No:
 82%

 


Have you switched favorite bars because your favorite bar allows smoking?


Yes:
 28%
No:
 72%

 


Has your experience of restaurants been improved by the smoking ban, or not?


Yes:
 72%
No, it didn’t make a difference:
 17%
No, because I wanted to smoke:
 11%

 


Do you believe that some bars and restaurants in the City of St. Louis still allow smoking, even though they are not eligible for the 5-year exemption?


Yes:
 81%
No:
 19%

 


Do you believe that the City’s smoking ban is being enforced when complaints are received?


Yes:
 60%
No:
 40%

 


Have you reported a smoking violation to the Citizens Service Bureau?


Yes:
 3%
No:
 97%

 


Has your workplace changed its smoking policy since the smoking ban went into effect in January?


Yes:
 9%
No, we have never allowed smoking:
 65%
No, smoking is still allowed:
 7%
I don't have a workplace:
 19%

 


Should there be a “next step” in the City?


Ban smoking in all public places now, no exemptions:
 37%
Ban smoking in all public places now, make an exemption for outdoor spaces:
 25%
Keep the law the way it is now and let the exemptions expire as planned:
 12%
Change the law now to match the county’s permanent exemptions:
 7%
Change the law back the way it was to allow smoking:
 16%
Something else:
 4%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.