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Timothy Roeper

New York University
Department of Economics
New York University
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November 2017Impact of Comprehensive Smoking Bans on the Health of Infants and Children
with Kerry Anne McGeary, Dhaval M. Dave, Brandy J. Lipton: w23995
As evidence of the negative effects of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) has mounted, an increasingly popular public policy response has been to impose restrictions on smoking through 100% smoke-free bans. Yet sparse information exists regarding the impact these smoking bans at the state and local levels have on the health of children and infants. A rationale for expansion of smoke-free laws implicitly presumes that potential public health gains from reducing adult cigarette consumption and declines in adult ETS exposure extend to children. However, if smokers compensate by shifting their consumption of cigarettes from public venues that impose a 100% smoke free ban to smoking at home, then these policies may have a harmful effect on children and infants. This study provides comprehensive...
 
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