The smoking ban next door: do hospitality businesses in border areas have reduced sales after a statewide smoke-free policy? [Summary]
Klein, Elizabeth G
Hood, Nancy E
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Despite numerous studies demonstrating no significant economic effects on hospitality businesses following a statewide smoke-free (SF) policy, regional concerns suggest that areas near states without SF policies may experience a loss of hospitality sales across the border. The present study evaluated the impact of Ohio's statewide SF policy on taxable restaurant and bar sales in border and non-border areas.