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Smokeless Tobacco Use Following Smoking Bans in Bars

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  • Scott Adams


    (Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA; corresponding author.)

  • Chad D. Cotti


    (Department of Economics, College of Business, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI 54901, USA;)

  • Daniel M. Fuhrmann


    (Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA;)

We test for a unique form of compensatory behavior among smokers who wish to continue their nicotine consumption following the smoking bans placed on bars. We find a substantial increase in smokeless tobacco use among smokers, particularly those who drink and are of typical bar-going age. We also find that everyday smokers, who clearly have the strongest nicotine dependence, are more likely to increase smokeless-tobacco use than occasional smokers are.

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Article provided by Southern Economic Association in its journal Southern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 80 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
Pages: 147-161

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Handle: RePEc:sej:ancoec:v:80:1:y:2013:p:147-161
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