The brother of the Guernica bouncer who was killed during an altercation after hauling out some patrons who were smoking told reporters that he blamed the smoking ban for the death. And what's more, the late Dana Blake, hated the ban! Brother Tony said, "The smoking ban did initiate this thing — it's obvious. He hated it because he smoked. They kind of threw this at him." The trial of Isais Umali, whose knife skills proved fatal that night, continues.
The City has claimed the smoking ban did not hurt bar business. People discussed the one year anniversary of the smoking ban in the forums.