Courtesy of Choice
Made for the hospitality industry by the International Hotel Association to promote the "Courtesy of Choice Program",
the video begins with predictions of economic ruin if smoking bans are enacted. The video instructs restaurant and hotel
managers on how to deal with a growing market for smoke free spaces by using a strategy of accommodation.
View the companion brochure Managing an Evolving Issue and a
presentation on how to extend the Courtesy of Choice program into the United Kingdom.
View a document that describes the program's launch
in Australia as "a major initiative in convincing politicians that there is no need for further restrictions on public place smoking."
Dearlove J, Bialous S, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry manipulation of the hospitality industry to maintain
smoking in public places. Tobacco Control 2002;11:94-104.
Ritch W, Begay M. Strange bedfellows: the history of collaboration between the Massachusetts Restaurant
Association and the tobacco industry. American Journal of Public Health 2001;91:598-603.
Tobacco Scam: How Big Tobacco uses and abuses the restaurant industry
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