Smoking Ban Boosts Business for Local Diner

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 Following the release of the Kansas Health Institute’s Issue Brief:   Impact of the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act on Restaurants and Bars on January 23, 2013, KWCH featured a story about local dining establishment, Town & Country, and how the ordinance has actually helped their business. The owners of Town and Country remarked that their patrons are happier, and they hope it doesn’t go away any time soon!

Watch the video at KWCH HERE

The KHI issue brief examined whether the statewide smoking ban, enacted in 2010, was associated with a change in sales at Kansas restaurants and bars.

Key findings highlighted in the brief include:

• Smoking bans have not been associated with decreased overall sales at Kansas restaurants and bars.

• Smoking bans have not been associated with a reduction in the number of Kansas establishments serving liquor.

• Studies from other states consistently conclude that smoking bans do not reduce sales at restaurants and bars.

Read the full Issue Brief HERE

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