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Public smoking bans and self-assessed health: Evidence from Great Britain

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  • Wildman, John
  • Hollingsworth, Bruce

Smoking bans in public places are considered an important public health intervention. The impact of such bans on health, and especially self-reported health, has not been widely considered in the literature. This paper investigates the impact of a public smoking ban on self-reported health status in Great Britain. We find that there are benefits for non-smoking women, but no benefits for smokers.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 209-212

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:1:p:209-212
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.10.019
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