Good Business Sense

Good health is good for the bottom line. Going smokefree can be scary for business owners who are unfamiliar with these policies. Fancy ventillation systems, non-smoking sections, and more plants in a restaurant cannot eliminate the dangers of secondhand smoke (SHS). Studies and economic data have repeatedly shown that smokefree ordinances don’t harm business.Instead, going smokefree can improve the health of employees, provide a more enjoyable dining experience for patrons, and increase savings.

See what businesses in Springfield and business owners in St. Louis have noticed since going smokefree.


Want more information? Check out the economic reports from Kansas City:

The Economic Impact of the 2008 Kansas City Missouri Smoke-Free Air Ordinance

Executive Summary: The Economic Impact of the 2008 Kansas City Missouri


(1) ANR, Economic Impact of Clean Indoor Air Policies, January 15, 2000.; Glantz, S, “Smoke-Free Restaurant Ordinances Do Not Affect Restaurant Business. Period.,” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 5:1, January 1999; Scollo M, et al., “Review of the quality of studies on the economic effects of smoke-free policies on the hospitality industry,” Tobacco Control 12:13-20, 2003.