Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
Evaluation of the Massachusetts Smoke-free Workplace Law
- Author(s): Connolly, DMD, MPH, Gregory N
- Carpenter, MS, Carrie
- Alpert, ScM., BSc, Hillel R.
- Skeer, MSW, MPH, Margie
- Travers, Mark
- et al.
STUDY OBJECTIVES This report describes an evaluation of the Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law. The main objectives were to: (1) assess the change in indoor air quality that occurred in a sample of hospitality venues pre and post the law; (2) determine compliance with the law after implementation; and (3) evaluate economic changes pre and post the law, including patronage, sales revenue, and employment rates.