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Joe milionare Respap Final - Joe millionare Smoking Ban...

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Joe millionare Smoking Ban Importance Three-thousand four-hundred deaths from lung cancer, each year, are caused by second-hand smoke in adult non-smokers in the United States each year. Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a cigarette or cigar and the smoke exhaled by smokers. It is involuntarily inhaled by nonsmokers, and it lingers in the air hours after cigarettes have been put out. It can cause a wide range of adverse health effects including cancer, respiratory infections, heart disease, and asthma. Cigarette smoke was first identified as a major health hazard in the mid 1980’s, and smoking bans have become a highly debated topic ever since (American Lung Association). Many people argue that such bans would severely lower revenue in restaurants and bars. They argue that smokers will not continue going to bars and restaurants if they aren’t allowed to smoke (Raile). Others, however, view these bans as a first-step process to cutting back Americas’ consumption of tobacco and helping to prevent second hand smoke problems (Farrelly). Implementing smoking bans in all public places is a necessary action. There are many claims that support this proposal. Smoking bans in public places will not negatively affect the economy. As of January 2, 2002 El Paso, Texas implemented a law banning smoking in all public places and workplaces, including restaurants and bars. The Texas Department of Health (TDH) obtained quarterly sales tax reports and monthly mixed-beverage tax receipts from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The sales tax reports provided revenue data for restaurants, bars, and retail businesses. Through the examination of this data it was determined that no statistically significant changes in restaurant and bar revenue occurred
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after the smoking ban took affect (Huang). Along the same lines another study was done by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, indicating that smoking bans do not hurt the economy at all. The study showed that a smoking ban may actually increase business due to the cleaner and healthier environment that a ban would promote. This study examined hotel revenues, restaurants, and bars in California, Utah, and Vermont. This study also indicated that tourism rose in California and Utah. Many other econometric studies have examined several communities including, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Boulder, Colorado; Dane County, Wisconsin; New York City; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Flagstaff, Arizona; West Lake Hills, Texas, and several locations in California
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