Restaurateur reports of the economic impact of the New York City Smoke-Free Air Act

J Public Health Manag Pract. 1999 Jan;5(1):37-42. doi: 10.1097/00124784-199901000-00007.


The objective of this study was to determine the extent to which restaurateurs have reported a change in business since the New York City Smoke-Free Air Act took effect. A population-based cross-sectional telephone survey of 434 owners/managers of restaurants located in New York City was conducted by an independent survey firm during November and December 1996. There is no evidence to suggest that the smoke-free law has had a detrimental effect on the city's restaurant business.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Health Policy / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • New York City
  • Restaurants / economics*
  • Restaurants / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Smoking / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / prevention & control


  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution