HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Smoke-free rules may be good news for business

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Restaurants and hotels that go smoke free will not lose dollars by doing so -- contrary to popular beliefs -- and some may even gain revenues, according to a new study published in a Cornell University journal this month. State taxpayers and hospitality industry employees may also be beneficiaries, the study reveals.

The study, "New York's Smoke-free Regulations: Effects on Employment and Sales in the Hospitality Industry," shows that smoke-free regulations were not associated with adverse economic outcomes in New York restaurants and hotels. Published in the June 2003 issue of the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, the study's summary is a featured article at this Web site: http://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/publications/hraq/feature .

The study's lead author, cancer research scientist Andrew Hyland, said: "This study demonstrates that business managers need not fear loss of patronage by going smoke free and should welcome the opportunity to protect the health of their workers and patrons."

Hyland is associated with the Department of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) in Buffalo, N.Y., and two co-authors are also Roswell affiliates.

Hyland and his co-authors assessed changes in taxable sales and employment in restaurants and hotels in five locations in New York state that have implemented smoke-free dining regulations since 1995. They evaluated data from jurisdictions that represent 63 percent of the state's population: Erie, Monroe, Suffolk and Westchester counties and New York City's five boroughs, which the researchers treated as a single jurisdiction.

The most positive finding, for restaurateurs, the state and taxpayers: The smoke-free regulations were associated with statistically significant increases in eating and drinking and hotel taxable sales in the counties. The
'"/>

Contact: Linda Myers
lbm3@cornell.edu
607-255-9735
Cornell University News Service
26-Jun-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Smoke-free workplaces protect non-smokers and encourage smokers to quit
2. The courage to change the rules: A Proposal for an essential health R&D treaty
3. Data protection rules may risk patient safety on wards
4. Are UK consent rules too restrictive?
5. Tight rules, police presence may limit use of Vancouvers new drug injection facility
6. New consent rules may threaten our health
7. Decision rules and physician judgment
8. Genetically targeted therapies create opportunities to do business in new ways
9. NJIT business incubator helps start-up companies move out of the lab and into the marketplace
10. Poor health affects business bottom line, says HHS
11. New digital tool unveiled to help business avoid SARS risks

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned during ... two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and patient ... recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary hypertension ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... at CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has ... , self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, ... minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to ... value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The ... published in Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions ... initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first ... is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)...  In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... the 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Pa. , June 23, 2016 Bracket ... will launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA ... Meeting held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... the first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind ... Booth #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... PRINCETON, N.J. , June 23, 2016  Guerbet ... of Premier Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . ... this year, Guerbet was recognized for its support of ... value creation through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower ... delighted to receive this recognition of our outstanding customer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: