Public smoking bans and self-assessed health: Evidence from Great Britain

John Wildman, Bruce Hollingsworth

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Smoking bans in public places are considered an important public health intervention. The impact of such bans on health, and especially self-reported health, has not been widely considered in the literature. This paper investigates the impact of a public smoking ban on self-reported health status in Great Britain. We find that there are benefits for non-smoking women, but no benefits for smokers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Natural experiment
  • Panel data
  • Self-assessed health
  • Smoking ban

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