He said: "I am going to have a fag and a bottle of Budweiser tonight. You can smoke in your own cell here."
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Hogan was found guilty of failing to prevent people from smoking at the pub on four occasions in June 2007. He was the first licensee in Greater Manchester to be convicted under the new laws.
"I just cannot believe what people have done for me. My views on the smoking ban have not changed. An old lady sent me 5 and a gentleman 25 to support the cause."
Nick Hogan, 43, the former landlord of The Swan and Barristers in Bradshawgate, Bolton, was jailed by magistrates for six months for failing to pay fines and costs totalling 10,136 after he was found guilty of allowing customers to light up in January 2008.
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Hogan had placed letters on tables around the pub and bar informing customers of the ban and saying that the choice to smoke was theirs to make. A subsequent appeal against his conviction however failed.
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Wearing a mask he walked into the prison in Pendlebury and personally delivered the briefcase to bemused staff.
Outside the prison Hogan revealed that the first thing prison staff gave him was tobacco, matches and rolling papers.
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The campaign to free Hogan, who has been declared bankrupt, was set up by French based retired lawyer Anna Raccoon, a political blogger and commentator who wrote about his jailing. More than 1,000 web users also joined a group on Facebook.
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Mr Clark said that currently pubs were closing at the rate of 39 a week.
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Hogan, who held a much publicised 'smoke in' at the pub on the day the national ban came into force in 2007, has been serving his sentence at Forest Bank in Salford.
He said: "We don't condone people breaking the law but we do condemn the draconian nature of the anti smoking legislation that has resulted in a previously law abiding man losing his business and going to jail. It's a scandal that landlords are not allowed to offer customers the choice."
Landlord who defied smoking ban released from jail
Hogan celebrated his release by kissing and embracing his wife Denise then lit up a cigarette.
Simon Clark, director of smokers' lobby group Forest, met Hogan, who now lives and runs a bar in Chorley, as he walked free from jail.
Apub landlord who became the first person in the country to be jailed over the smoking ban has walked free from prison after a campaign raised 10,000 to secure his early release.
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