One last puff? Public smoking bans and smoking behavior.

  title={One last puff? Public smoking bans and smoking behavior.},
  author={Silke Anger and Michael Kvasnicka and Thomas Siedler},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  volume={30 3},
This paper investigates the short-term effects of public smoking bans on individual smoking behavior. In 2007 and 2008, state-level smoking bans were gradually introduced in all of Germany's federal states. We exploit this variation to identify the effect that smoke-free policies had on individuals' smoking propensity and smoking intensity. Using rich longitudinal data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study, our difference-in-differences estimates show that the introduction of smoke-free… CONTINUE READING

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