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Volume 7: No. 4, July 2010

Smoke-Free Law Associated With Higher-Than-Expected Taxable Retail Sales for Bars and Taverns in Washington State

Period Predicted TRS (Million $)
With Ban Without Ban
Q4:2005 94.66 94.66
Q1:2006 87.81 92.12
Q2:2006 95.17 94.97
Q3:2006 100.68 95.59
Q4:2006 101.96 92.08
Q1:2007 104.96 90.18
Q2:2007 114.56 93.64
Q3:2007 121.27 94.29
Q4:2007 121.87 90.15

Figure. Predicted values from a regression model predicting taxable retail sales (TRS) in bars and taverns in Washington State before and after implementation of a smoke-free law, from the fourth quarter of 2005 (Q4:2005) through the fourth quarter of 2007 (Q4:2007). Values are adjusted for seasonality, unemployment, and personal income from 2002 through 2007 (data before Q4:2005 are not shown).

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