Views: Do Smoking Bans Make Economic Sense?

Do you know any businesses in your community that have been told to extinguish those butts-or else? Do smoking bans help or hurt business? Fed economist and Research officer Mike Pakko clears the haze in this 21-minute audiocast on the economics of smoking bans.


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