MEDIA ADVISORY: HCF to Announce Research Findings on Economic Impact of Regional Smoke Free Laws and Air Quality Testing in Kansas and Missouri

February 8, 2011
Jennifer Sykes

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) 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