The effect of smoke-free policies on revenue in bars in Tasmania, Australia

Lal, A. and Siahpush, M. 2009, The effect of smoke-free policies on revenue in bars in Tasmania, Australia, Tobacco control, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 405-408, doi: 10.1136/tc.2008.028589.

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Title The effect of smoke-free policies on revenue in bars in Tasmania, Australia
Author(s) Lal, A.ORCID iD for Lal, A.
Siahpush, M.
Journal name Tobacco control
Volume number 18
Issue number 5
Start page 405
End page 408
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009-10
ISSN 0964-4563
Summary Objective: To examine the impact of smoke-free policies on revenue in Tasmanian bars.

Method: Monthly sales turnover from January 2002 to March 2007, provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics was analysed. There were two outcome measures: (1) the ratio of monthly bar sales turnover in Tasmania to monthly bar sales turnover in four other Australian states, and (2) the ratio of monthly bar turnover to monthly retail turnover in Tasmania. Linear regression was used to assess the impact of the smoke-free policy on expenditure.

Results: The smoke-free policy had no effect on sales turnover.

Conclusion: The smoke-free policy protects hospitality workers and patrons from exposure to secondhand smoke and has had no adverse effect on sales turnover.
Language eng
DOI 10.1136/tc.2008.028589
Field of Research 160510 Public Policy
Socio Economic Objective 920207 Health Policy Economic Outcomes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd
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