Health Forward to Announce Research Findings on Economic Impact of Regional Smoke Free Laws and Air Quality Testing in Kansas and Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) will hold a press conference to announce the findings from two studies commissioned by the Foundation related to recent smoke free laws in the region.

WHAT: Press Conference to announce new research findings on the economic impact of regional smoke free laws and results of air quality testing in Kansas and Missouri.


Ken Davis, Vice President of the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition, presenting results of air quality testing in Kansas and Missouri
John Tauras, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, presenting findings of an economic impact assessment of smoke free laws
Joyce Morrison, Communications Director for Clean Air Kansas, discussing status of Kansas statewide smoke free law and of local ordinances in Missouri
Bridget McCandless, M.D., Jackson County Free Health Clinic, discussing the health impact of smoke free laws
Louie Riederer, Owner of Johnny’s Tavern, discussing the business perspective on smoke free laws
WHEN: Friday, January 21, 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Johnny’s Olathe, 10384 S. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, KS 66061