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Changes in U.S. Hospitalization and Mortality Rates Following Smoking Bans

Kanaka D. Shetty, Thomas DeLeire, Chapin White, Jayanta Bhattacharya

NBER Working Paper No. 14790
Issued in March 2009

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We thank seminar participants at the Research in Progress Seminar at Stanford Medical School for their insights. We thank Dr. Alan Garber, Dr. Douglas Owens, and Dr. Mayer Brezis for their helpful comments. Finally, we thank Dr. Catherine Su and Dr. Priya Pillutla for helpful comments on earlier versions of this manuscript. The views in this paper are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as those of the Congressional Budget Office. Dr. Shetty was supported by a U.S. Veterans Affairs' Fellowship in Ambulatory Care Practice and Research. Dr. Bhattacharya thanks the U.S. National Institute on Aging for partial funding. The authors have no relationships (financial or otherwise) with any company making products relevant to this study. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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