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Impact of Italian smoking ban on business activity of restaurants, cafés and bars

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  • Pieroni, L.
  • Daddi, P.
  • Salmasi, L.

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We estimate the economic impact of the Italian smoking ban of 2005 on the catering sector using a quasi-experimental design. Our study indicates that the Italian smoking ban had a slight negative impact on sales of cafés and restaurants but had no effect on profits, earnings, or employment.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 121 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 70-73

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:121:y:2013:i:1:p:70-73

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Keywords: Smoking ban; Difference-in-differences; Café and restaurant revenues;

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  1. Buonanno, Paolo & Ranzani, Marco, 2013. "Thank you for not smoking: Evidence from the Italian smoking ban," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 109(2), pages 192-199.
  2. Pieroni, Luca & Chiavarini, Manuela & Minelli, Liliana & Salmasi, Luca, 2012. "The role of anti-smoking legislation on cigarette and alcohol consumption habits in Italy," MPRA Paper 42480, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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