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April 5, 2000

Tourism and Smoke-Free Restaurant Ordinances

Author Affiliations

Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2000;283(13):1686-1687. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1685

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.

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