Background: On July 1, 2003, the city of Pueblo CO enacted a smokefree ordinance (Pueblo
Smoke-Free Air Act [PSFAA]) that prohibited smoking in public places and workplaces, including
taverns and restaurants. Opponents to this ordinance argued that it would have a negative impact on
tavern and restaurant sales.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the PSFAA had a negative economic
impact on tavern and restaurant sales tax revenues.
Methods: With data gathered in...
Authors: Walter Young, Jeffery Szychowski, Shelley Karp, Lucia Liu, Robert Diedrich