Salud Pública de México
versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634
CANDIOTI, Carlos et al. Economic evaluation of a 100% smoke-free law on the hospitality industry in an Argentinean province. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2012, vol.54, n.3, pp.225-232. ISSN 0036-3634.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the economic impact of a 100% smoke-free law on bars and restaurants in an Argentinean province. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a time series analysis of restaurant and bar revenues in the province of Santa Fe 31 months before and 29 months after the implementation of the 100% smokefree environment law. The neighboring province of Entre Rios without smoking restrictions at the time of this study, was used as the control province. RESULTS: Average taxable revenues post-legislation in the province of Santa Fe as a whole and in the two most important cities were higher when compared to the total provincial revenue pre-legislation. No significant differences were observed with the total revenue from the province of Entre Rios. CONCLUSIONS: We found no statistically significant evidence that the 100% smoke-free environment legislation in the province of Santa Fe, Argentina, had a negative impact on the revenues of local bars and restaurants.
Palabras llave : economics; public policy; tobacco smoke pollution.