Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
In Reply: Our study was designed to test the
hypothesis, advanced by the tobacco industry and its front groups, that smoke-free
restaurant laws are associated with large reductions in tourism. In contrast
to these predictions, we found that implementation of these laws generally
was associated with no change or an increase in the rate of growth of tourism.
While our study was not a general study of the determinants of tourism, we
did control for underlying economic conditions using a variety of approaches.
Glantz SA, Charlesworth A. Tourism and Smoke-Free Restaurant Ordinances—Reply. JAMA. 2000;283(13):1686-1687. doi:10.1001/jama.283.13.1685