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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/28/11 Prohibition: Smoking bans PAM/ECON 4380: Economics of Public Health Catherine Maclean 2/28/2011
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4/28/11 Background (1) Limit or prohibit smoking in public places Workplaces, restaurants, bars, hospitals, schools, … Objective of bans Minimize non-smoker exposure (ETS)/diseases Ban → less exposure → less diseases/death Discourage smoking (increase costs)
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4/28/11 Background (2) More than 50% of US population covered by restaurant smoking bans as of 2007 Most EU countries ban restaurant smoking Effective 1 July 2008, illegal to mix tobacco into marijuana joints smoked in Amsterdam’s cafes “Only 16 countries, representing just 5% of the world’s population, have smoke-free laws that cover all institutions included in this assessment.” (WHO 2008) China does not have national ban on smoking in restaurants (WHO 2008)
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4/28/11 Economics of smoking/smoking bans? Human capital
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