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Smokefree Policies Can Improve Business

10/23/2012-According to a study recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smokefree ordinances can improve the economies of Missouri cites. The study examined tax revenues from the hospitality industry, mainly bars and restaurants, before and after a smokefree ordinance was enacted. Researchers found that in eight cities, tax revenues actually increased, while in the other three, revenues remained constant. These results were not surprising, since numerous economic impact studies in other states have revealed similar findings. 

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Article in Missouri Municipal Review Shows Smokefree Ordinances Working

10/15/2012-An article by Tobacco Free Missouri’s Stan Cowan recently appeared in the Missouri Municipal Review. Providing straightforward evidence, Cowan debunks the dire predictions made by opponents of Jefferson City’s smokefree ordinance. Not only did indoor air quality improve dramatically, but economic growth in the restaurant and bar sector remained strong, and charitable earnings from bingo halls in Jefferson City nearly doubled after the ordinance went into effect.

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