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Volume 17, Issue 4

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The Impact of Public Smoking Bans on Smoking Behaviour: Evidence from an Australian Experiment

Rong Zhu
Published Online: 2017-09-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2017-0064

Abstract

This paper estimates the impact of public smoking bans on smoking behaviour, exploiting the progressive implementation of total smoking bans in enclosed public areas across Australian states/territories. We find that this smoke-free legislation has changed neither the incidence nor the intensity of smoking within the Australian population.

Keywords: public smoking bans; smoking behaviour; Australia

JEL Classification: I12; D62; I18

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Published Online: 2017-09-20


Citation Information: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Volume 17, Issue 4, 20170064, ISSN (Online) 1935-1682, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2017-0064.

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