This new problem brief examines whether a state-wide smoking prohibit passed this year was connected with a general change in sales at Kansas bars and restaurants. The Legislature approved the Kansas Indoor Climate Act to safeguard the healthiness of Kansans by reduction of their contact with secondhand smoke in many public facilities.
To look at the association between your state-wide prohibit and restaurant and bar sales, the Kansas Health Institute collected sales data and liquor license data for eight years prior to the state-wide smoking prohibit required effect as well as for two full years after its implementation. Including periods when local smoking restrictions covered some regions of Kansas prior to the state-wide prohibit required effect.
Key findings outlined within the brief include:
• Smoking restrictions haven't been connected with decreased overall sales at Kansas bars and restaurants.
• Smoking restrictions haven't been connected with a decrease in the amount of Kansas institutions serving liquor.
• Studies using their company states consistently conclude that smoking restrictions don't reduce sales at bars and restaurants.