Testimony – Economic Impact of Lawrence Smoke-Free Ordinance

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Jan 27, 2009


Sharon M. Homan, Ph.D.,

Rachel J. Smit, M.P.A.


In testimony to the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, KHI found no evidence that the adoption of a smoke-free ordinance in Lawrence had a negative impact on overall restaurant and bar sales. KHI also found no studies in scientific, peer-reviewed journals that document a long-term, negative, community-wide impact on restaurants and bars following implementation of a smoking ban.

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