Context Claims that ordinances requiring smoke-free restaurants will adversely affect tourism have been used to argue against passing such ordinances.
Data exist regarding the validity of these claims.
Objective To determine the changes in hotel revenues and international tourism after passage of smoke-free restaurant ordinances in locales where the effect has been debated.
Design Comparison of hotel revenues and tourism rates before and after passage of 100% smoke-free restaurant ordinances and comparison with US hotel revenue overall.
Setting Three states (California, Utah, and Vermont) and 6 cities (Boulder, Colo ; Flagstaff, Ariz ; Los Angeles, Calif ; Mesa, Ariz ; New York, NY ; and San Francisco, Calif) in which the effect on tourism of smoke-free restaurant ordinances had been debated.
Main Outcome Measures Hotel room revenues and hotel revenues as a fraction of total retail sales compared with preordinance revenues and overall US revenues.
Results In constant 1997 dollars, passage of the smoke-free restaurant ordinance was associated with a statistically significant increase in the rate of change of hotel revenues in 4 localities, no significant change in 4 localities, and a significant slowing in the rate of increase (but not a decrease) in 1 locality. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Système santé, Législation, Arrêté ministériel, Tabagisme, Hôtel, Revenu, Tourisme, Interdiction
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Health system, Legislation, Ministerial regulation, Tobacco smoking, Hotel, Tempering, Tourism
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0291041
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.