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Research Paper UWE Economics Discussion Papers 1019

Smoking behaviour and life satisfaction: evidence from the UK smoking ban

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Publication date

2010

Abstract

We use three waves of the British Household Panel Survey to examine whether changes in smoking behaviour are correlated with life satisfaction and whether the recent ban on smoking in public places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has affected this relationship. We find that smokers who reduced their daily consumption of cigarettes after the ban report significantly lower levels of life satisfaction compared to those who did not change their smoking habits, with heavy smokers particularly affected. No such finding is reported for previous years.

Subjects

Well Being and Health

Links

http://carecon.org.uk/DPs/1019.pdf

Notes

discussion paper


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