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Smoking Behaviour and Life Satisfaction: Evidence from the UK Smoking Ban

  • Timothy Hinks and Andreas Katsaros

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    (University of the West of England)

  • Andreas Katsaros

    (University of Bath)

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    We use three waves of the British Household Panel Survey to examine whether changes in smoking behaviour are correlated with life satisfaction and whether the recent ban on smoking in public places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has affected this relationship. We find that smokers who reduced their daily consumption of cigarettes after the ban report significantly lower levels of life satisfaction compared to those who did not change their smoking habits, with heavy smokers particularly affected. No such finding is reported for previous years.

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    Paper provided by Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol in its series Working Papers with number 1019.

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    Length: 10 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:uwe:wpaper:1019
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