Michael J. Boysun

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INTRODUCTION Continued progress in implementing smoke-free laws throughout the United States would benefit from documenting positive economic effects, particularly for the hospitality industry. This study describes changes in sales revenue in bars and taverns since December 2005, when a statewide smoke-free law in Washington State went into effect. (More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Following the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with the tobacco industry, Washington State dedicated substantial funding to the creation of a statewide, comprehensive tobacco control program. This report documents the history and observed effectiveness of that(More)
Regression model fitting with quadratic term leads to different conclusion in economic analysis of Washington State smoking ban [response to letter]. We were interested to read Ma and McClintock's letter (1) about our analysis of taxable retail sales (TRS) data (2). Although we agree in general that different models of data can lead to different(More)
for survey discrepancies in Washington State smoking prevalence. Prev Chronic Dis [serial online] 2006 Jan [date cited]. Consistent with the findings of Ramsey et al (1), we found that the Washington State smoking prevalence data from the Adult Tobacco Survey (ATS) were lower than the prevalence data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System(More)
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