2008 Employee Turnover Study

A study published online ahead of print in the journal Contemporary Economic Policy has concluded that smokefree air laws are not economically harmful to the hospitality industry. The study found that smokefree restaurants do not experience any increase in employee turnover.

"We already know from multitudes of other studies that going smoke-free doesn’t hurt business," said Ellen Hahn, professor at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing. "But this is the first one to look at how smoke-free laws may impact employee retention and training."