Smoking Ban - Fair or Foul?

Written by Dan Buglio

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eaters, I speak to hundreds of bar and restaurant owners about their smoke problems each year.† Most have smoke eaters that are either 20 years old and poorly maintained or they have nothing at all.† Then when they find out what it takes to really get rid ofrepparttar smoke, many claim "it's too expensive" and don't do anything.† 6 months later, I follow up and they still haven't done anything.† What'srepparttar 143484 excuse?† They have none.

What drives me crazy is that smoke removal isn't rocket science.† Maybe people don't realize that there is technology available to handle smoke. †For those who feel that bars have always been smoky and that's justrepparttar 143485 way it is, here's how it works: †To get rid of smoke, you simply need to invest in some commercial smoke eaters.† Equipment that will effectively filter outrepparttar 143486 majority ofrepparttar 143487 fine microscopic smoke particles.† Filtration only solves halfrepparttar 143488 problem. †You then need to get rid ofrepparttar 143489 harmful gases, fumes and odors from cigarettes.† Commercial HVAC UV air purifiers have really improved torepparttar 143490 point that an odor ridden smoky bar is no longer a necessity.† You CAN have a nearly smoke free environment...if you are willing to spendrepparttar 143491 money on some quality commercial smoke eaters. †

When it comes to cost,†many fail to realize is that a good smoke removal system will pay for itself in short order.† Think about it, if just 4 patrons stay an hour longer than normal, spending an extra $10 each, that's $40†bucks a day in increased revenue.† Dorepparttar 143492 math, that's $14,600 a year in extra revenue.† Withrepparttar 143493 markup on beer and liquor,repparttar 143494 investment in state ofrepparttar 143495 art†smoke eater †technology will likely pay for itself inside of 6-9 months through increased revenue. †Hype it up with customers and local media and you can easily recoup your investment even quicker.

To wrap it up: †For those customers who patronize a smoky bar or restaurant, tell them to do something aboutrepparttar 143496 smoke or you'll take your business elsewhere.† For you bar and restaurant owners out there?† What are you waiting for?† Wait much longer andrepparttar 143497 governments will surely ban smoking and you will just have to find out for yourself what it will do to your business and your bottom line. Act now before it's too late.† Invite your local politician into your new clean air establishment. †Show them what can be done to provide a healthy and comfortable dining or drinking experience. †Perhaps it's not too late.

Dan Buglio is the owner of My Air Purifier, a business that sells air purifiers, air cleaners and smoke eaters for homes and businesses.†

Ecology: 10 Ways To Fortify The Environment For Under $10

Written by Jim D. Ray

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5. Purchase ink-jet or toner refills for your printer. Instead of purchasing new printer cartridges, look for refill kits. Refilling printer cartridges can be significantly cheaper, and require less resources than new cartridges. When purchasing a new ink jet or laser printer, be sure cartridges accept biodegradable inks.

6. Plant a garden. Growing your own fruits and vegetables can be a rewarding, inexpensive experience for yourself and your family. Gardening also saves money atrepparttar grocery store, offers fresher produce, and increasesrepparttar 143300 nationís food supply. If you live in an apartment, consider planting a windowsill herb garden.

7. Participate in Internet banking. Internet banking (and on-line bill payment) is a great way to reducerepparttar 143301 amount of monthly paperwork received by U.S. mail. With great progressions in on-line security, Internet banking is a safe, reliable way to review statements and make payments. A free service for many customers, visit your bankís web site to find out if Internet banking/on-line bill payment is available.

8. Install timers on outdoor lighting. Purchasing and installing timers for outdoor lighting fixtures is an effective, inexpensive way to conserve electricity. Dusk-to-dawn or motion timers will keep your lights from staying lit after daybreak. Timers are also great for indoor lighting and televisions.

9. Replace furnace filters regularly. Although typically a home maintenance reminder, replacing furnace filters every six months can help maintainrepparttar 143302 efficiency of your furnace, conserving energy. Filters that arenít changed regularly can become clogged with debris, causing your furnace to operate longer than necessary.

10. Pass this list to a friend. The best way to fortifyrepparttar 143303 environment is to spread of knowledge that will increase efforts to protect it. Share this helpful reminder list with a friend, or e-mail it to colleagues and friends. An increased awareness will ensure Americaís future environment is healthy and strong.

Jim D. Ray is a parapsychologist with a diverse background in multiple subject concentrations, including business, psychology and parapsychology, criminal justice, philosophy, education, internet technology, physics, and vocal performance arts. Jim can be reached by e-mail at:

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