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The business impact of smoking bans

9/24/2012 feature story

Opponents of smoking bans in bars and restaurants often claim that bans hurt business. Helen Levy analyzes bar and restaurant sales data from 2006 to 2011 to see whether sales were lower after the 2010 ban than would have been expected given prior trend data.

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