Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Glantz and Ms Charlesworth1 reported that after smoke-free restaurant ordinances
were enacted in California, the number of tourists traveling there from Japan
increased. However, they failed to address several confounding factors, and
the question remains whether implementation of such laws may actually increase
the number of international tourists.
Noto H. Tourism and Smoke-Free Restaurant Ordinances. JAMA. 2000;283(13):1686-1687. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1685