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Health conventions in smoke free places have positive economic impact

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1346
  1. Diane Kunyk (, coordinator,
  2. Becky Freeman, executive director,
  3. Stanton Glantz, director
  1. Population Health Priorities Project, Capital Health, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5A 5F4
  2. ASH (Action on Smoking and Health), Auckland, New Zealand
  3. Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-9345, USA

    EDITOR—Policies have the potential to affect the health of populations positively. After non-smoking policies had been adopted and taxation increased, the New York City Department of Health announced on 14 May 2004, that smoking rates were down 11% from 2002 to 2003—the biggest one year drop ever recorded.1

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