Smokefree New York City -- One Year Later
Restaurant/Bar Employment Highest in Over a Decade
New York City, March 30, 2004-- Today, New York City celebrated its one year anniversary of smokefree workplace legislation.  By every measure, the City's law has been good for health, good for business, and popular with residents.  Here are the highlights of a report issued by four city agencies (finance, health, small business, and economic development):
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg indicated that he was pleased by the positive economic results, but stressed that the law was passed to protect workers from a known Group A carcinogen (i.e. a substance known to cause cancer in humans).

Joseph W. Cherner
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