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September 16, 2011
By Steve Stanek
Statewide smoking bans have “little or no measurable immediate effect” on the number of persons who die from heart attacks, according to a new report by medical researchers at two universities.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
June 29, 2010
By Michael L. Marlow
In this essay, written by California Polytechnic State University professor of economics Michael Marlow, the economic effects of statewide smoking bans in bars and restaurants are examined, in an attempt to determine who loses when a state passes such a
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Regulation
Alcohol & Tobacco
June 1, 2004
By James Taylor
When anti-smoking activists pushed to ban smoking in workplaces, and then in restaurants, and now even in bars, supporters of freedom of choice warned the alleged health risk to non-smokers was merely a smokescreen for activists to build momentum to ban
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Alcohol & Tobacco
November 24, 2004
By Sue Jeffers
I am part of a dying breed, an independent bar and restaurant owner, and I have been trying to fight the smoking ban in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington over the last six weeks. Let me tell you about the people involved.
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July 15, 2009
By Michael L. Marlow
Smoking bans in public places are promoted on the dual basis that they protect the public from “secondhand smoke”—environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and that bans never harm businesses.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Taxes
Government Spending
December 1, 2008
By Michael L. Marlow
Public health advocates argue that bans are necessary because non-smokers need protection from second-hand smoke.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Taxes
Government Spending
March 24, 2006
By Joseph Bast
Joseph L. Bast (jbast@heartland.org) is president of The Heartland Institute.
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February 1, 1996
By Michael L. Marlow
This essay, written by Arizona State University economics professor William Boyes and Florida Atlantic University economics professor Michael Marlow, examines the economics of allocating air space resources between smokers and non-smokers in terms of
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Regulation
Alcohol & Tobacco
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Government Spending
October 8, 2008
By Bill Hannegan
Despite the smoking ban juggernaut that has run over other towns, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen and St. Louis County Council have both declined to impose such a ban on area bars and restaurants. Smoking ban opponents have shown these St.
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November 1, 2006
By Mike Frazier
Decatur Herald & Review October 10, 2006 circ. 35,799 DECATUR - Basic American values are under assault in the war on smoking, a free-market expert told local bar and restaurant owners on Monday.
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Alcohol & Tobacco
Taxes
Government Spending
 

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