On the Economic Analysis of Smoking Bans

  title={On the Economic Analysis of Smoking Bans},
  author={Michael R. Pakko},
interests clash. The resolution of these conflicts often results in legislation that exempts certain types of businesses from these bans. Such compromises represent a political outcome that reduces the potential inefficiency and welfare losses that might otherwise be imposed by more comprehensive smoking prohibitions. However, the prevalence of these exemptions, in turn, limits the applicability of many studies to the more comprehensive legislation that has been proposed in many communities.