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Smokeless Tobacco Use Following Smoking Bans in Bars


  • 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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  • Scott Adams & Chad D. Cotti & Daniel M. Fuhrmann, 2013. "Smokeless Tobacco Use Following Smoking Bans in Bars," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 80(1), pages 147-161, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:sej:ancoec:v:80:1:y:2013:p:147-161

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    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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