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Understanding individual attitudes towards ban on smoking in public places


  • Zasimova, Liudmila

    () (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)

  • Kossova, Elena

    () (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)

  • Ryazanova, Marina

    () (Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)


The paper discusses factors that have impact on individual attitudes towards bans on smoking in a number of public places — hospitals, universities, work sites, sports facilities, cafes and restaurants, bars and clubs. Using data from national public opinion survey conducted in 2011 by Levada Center for HSE we show that support of smoking bans varies across types of public places and depends on different social and economic characteristics of individuals. Smoking is an important but not the only determining factor.

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  • Zasimova, Liudmila & Kossova, Elena & Ryazanova, Marina, 2014. "Understanding individual attitudes towards ban on smoking in public places," Applied Econometrics, Publishing House "SINERGIA PRESS", vol. 34(2), pages 95-119.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:apltrx:0239

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    ban on smoking; attitudes towards anti-smoking policy; public places.;

    JEL classification:

    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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