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Bars, Restaurants See No Significant Employment Change Under Smoking Bans In 2 Cities

A new study led by an Ohio State University professor says that the passage of smoking bans in two large Minnesota cities was not associated with job losses at bars and may in fact have contributed to higher employment in restaurants. Consistent with previously published studies of the economic impact of smoking bans, the study did not find significant economic effects on the hospitality industry as a whole.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR ELIZABETH KLEIN BY PRESSING THE PLAY BUTTON ABOVE.