Kansas City, Missouri, passed smoke-free ordinance

On April 8, 2008, Kansas City, Missouri, voters approved Question 3, a ballot initiative requiring private workplaces, restaurants and bars to be smoke–free. An analysis was later completed to examine the economic impact of the policy on restaurant and bars. It found that there was no negative impact on economic activity in the hospitality sector while protecting workers and patrons of these establishments from the harmful effects of exposure to tobacco smoke pollution.

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Kansas City Considers Smoking Ban