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Please see: Tob Control 2005;14:360

Tob Control 14:10-12 doi:10.1136/tc.2004.008755
  • Brief report

Smoke-free law did not affect revenue from gaming in Delaware

  1. L L Mandel,
  2. B C Alamar,
  3. S A Glantz
  1. Center for Tobacco Control, Research & Education, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor Stanton A Glantz
 Center for Tobacco Control, Research & Education, University of California, San Francisco, 530 Parnassus Ave, Suite 366, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA; glantzmedicine.ucsf.edu
  • Received 5 May 2004
  • Accepted 14 July 2004

Abstract

Objective: To determine the effect of the Delaware smoke-free law on gaming revenue.

Methods: Linear regression of gaming revenue and average revenue per machine on a public policy variable, time, while controlling for economic activity and seasonal effects.

Results: The linear regression showed that the smoke-free law was associated with no effect on total revenue or average revenue per machine.

Conclusion: Smoke-free laws are associated with no change in gaming revenue.

Footnotes

  • This research was supported by National Cancer Institute Grant CA-61021

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