• Preliminary Estimates of the Economic Impact of the Anchorage Smoking Ordinance

      Larson, Eric (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2001)
      This report outlines preliminary estimates of the economic impact of an ordinance that implemented a ban on smoking in Anchorage restaurants and bars (2000 CIA). This analysis found that there was no detectable negative effect on employment in the hospitality industry by August of 2001. Between 2000 and 2001, employment increased by 10% in restaurants that went from restricted smoking before the ordinance to non-smoking after the ordinance, while employment increased by only 6% in restaurants that continued to allow restricted smoking after the ordinance.