This study assessed the potential effect of smoke-free policies on bar and restaurant patronage.
Random-digit dialing techniques were used in surveying a representative sample of Massachusetts adults (n=2356) by telephone.
Approximately 61% of the respondents predicted no change in their use of restaurants in response to smoke-free policies, 30% predicted increased use, and 8% predicted decreased use.
In turn, 69% of the respondents predicted no change in their patronage of bars, while 20% predicted increased use and 11% predicted decreased use.
These results suggest that smoke-free policies are likely to increase overall patronage of bars and restaurants.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Législation, Restaurant, Café bar, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Comportement social, Changement attitude, Attitude sociale, Clientèle, Fréquentation, Impact social, Prédiction, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Legislation, Restaurant, Cafe bar, United States, North America, America, Social behavior, Attitude change, Social attitude, Clientele, Frequentation, Social impact, Prediction, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0074267
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 14/05/1998.