95% of Kerry smokers observe no smoking ban.

A number of publicans in the county are reporting a 20% dip in takings. According to John O Sullivan Chairman of the Vintners Federation the public are observing the ban. The Southern Health Board says compliance in Kerry and Cork is 95%.59 complaints are being investigated by smoking cessation officers in the region. Speaking on this mornings Kerry Today John O Sullivan says, compensatory measures similar to those in New York should be introduced by Minister Martin.