Changes in U.S. hospitalization and mortality rates following smoking bans.

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U.S. state and local governments have increasingly adopted restrictions on smoking in public places. This paper analyzes nationally representative databases, including the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, to compare short-term changes in mortality and hospitalization rates in smoking-restricted regions with control regions. In contrast with smaller regional… (More)

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@article{Shetty2010ChangesIU, title={Changes in U.S. hospitalization and mortality rates following smoking bans.}, author={Kanaka D. Shetty and Thomas Deleire and Chapin White and Jay Bhattacharya}, journal={Journal of policy analysis and management : [the journal of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management]}, year={2010}, volume={30 1}, pages={6-28} }