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dc.contributor.authorBuddelmeyer, Hielkeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilkins, Rogeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-12-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:49Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:49Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33671-
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the dynamics of smoking behaviour in Australia and investigates what role smoking ban regulation has, if any, on individual level smoking patterns. The main argument to motivate the introduction of tougher smoking bans is the effect of second hand smoke on non-smokers. From a public policy perspective it is important to know if these policies also affect if a person smokes, or if they only influence when and where people smoke. We use data that tracks individual smoking behaviour over the period 2001 to 2003 during which separate smoking ban initiatives in Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory came into effect. We exploit this variation over time and across states as a natural experiment to assess the impact of tougher smoking regulations. Our findings indicate that the introduction of smoking ban regulations on individuals' smoking behaviour has the expected sign but is not significant for most types of individuals. Interestingly, we do find a significant 'rebellion' effect amongst 18 to 24 year old smokers, with the introduction of smoking bans found to increase the likelihood that they continue to smoke.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1737en_US
dc.subject.jelC33en_US
dc.subject.jelC35en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI18en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordsmokingen_US
dc.subject.keywordevaluationen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitionsen_US
dc.subject.stwRauchenen_US
dc.subject.stwAustralienen_US
dc.titleThe effects of smoking ban regulations on individual smoking ratesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn499450639en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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