Thursday, December 2, 2010
The research conducted at the University of Minnesota found no statistically significant changes in bar and restaurant employment statewide or regionally after the state's smoke-free air law went into effect. (Employment is a key indicator of economic impact.)
A second study highlighted in AJPM found that air pollution from secondhand smoke particles in bars and restaurants decreased by 95% after the statewide smoke-free law was implemented.
These studies are further evidence that smoke-free laws quickly clear the air, improving the health of our workers without causing negative economic impacts to businesses.
To read full study in AJPM click here.
To read SmokeFree Wisconsin and American Cancer Society's press release click here.
To learn more about the studies and Minnesota's Clean Air Act click here
Posted by Emily at 4:57 PM