Brandy J. Lipton
San Diego State University
Graduate School of Public Health
Hardy Tower room 119
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4162
Institutional Affiliation: CDC
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|November 2017||Impact of Comprehensive Smoking Bans on the Health of Infants and Children|
with Kerry Anne McGeary, Dhaval M. Dave, Timothy Roeper: 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 (comprehensive smoking 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 comprehensive smoking ban to smoking at home, then these policies may have a harmful effect on children and infants...
Published: Kerry Anne McGeary & Dhaval Dave & Brandy Lipton & Timothy Roeper, 2020. "Impact of Comprehensive Smoking Bans on the Health of Infants and Children," American Journal of Health Economics, vol 6(1), pages 1-38.