Restaurants, bars gain business under smoke ban
Publication Date: 4/4/2005
- Author:Stephen Smith
- Publication:Boston (MA) Globe
As part of the study, analysts from the Harvard School of Public Health tested the air in 27 bars and restaurants both before and after the ban went into effect last July 5. The result: Dangerous cancer-causing toxins plummeted by 93 percent once cigarettes, cigars, and pipes were banished.
The findings arrive as the campaign to eliminate smoking from its last indoor public havens gains momentum not just nationally but globally . . .
an increasing body of evidence also suggests that what's good for the health of workers and patrons may also boost the bottom line of businesses.
''Now, we can tell other states considering this kind of law: 'If you implement this law, you're not only going to have a better work environment -- you don't have to affect the economics of your hospitality industry,' "