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:
TAG: Smoke free rules may good news for business

(Date:4/23/2014)... National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases ... Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, conferred by the Feinstein ... award will be given on June 9 at the ... scientific presentations by Dr. O,Shea and other prominent researchers. ... , The award, which includes a $50,000 prize from ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have developed a ... living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails ... professor of agricultural and biological engineering, used gold nanoparticles ... known as BRCA1 messenger RNA splice variants, which can ... number of these mRNA splice variants in a cell ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... testosterone falls below normal levels are more likely to ... heart disease and type 2 diabetes. A new simple ... testing and possible treatment is described in an article ... publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article ... Health website at http://www.liebertpub.com/jmh . ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... As evidence mounts showing the potential health benefits of ... people are taking supplements. And the chemical industry is ... supplements, health effects could deter growth, so the industry ... claims, according to the cover story in Chemical ... of the American Chemical Society. , Melody M. Bomgardner, ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... scientists led by a researcher from the Cancer Science ... of Singapore has identified the cancer specific stem cell ... possibility of developing new drugs for the treatment of ... research group, led by Dr Chan Shing Leng, Research ... time that a cancer-specific variant of a cell surface ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NIH scientist to receive Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine 2Health News:Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer segments in a living cell 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... AARP Foundation today announced it has established a ... severe cold weather that has gripped much of the nation. ... need; so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and ... could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , January 15, 2014 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, ... Office of Fair Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender ... VPHM).   As a result of the waiver, the ... to complete the tender offer on January 24, 2014 following the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  In an unprecedented effort to curb the spread of "superbugs" ... transport vehicles, an advanced and portable UV germicidal lamp manufactured by ... time. In order to prevent EMS paramedics and ... West Palm Beach Fire Rescue is the first ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2
Cached News: