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Smoke-free zones and higher taxes reduce smoking in young people, US study finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4814 (Published 09 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4814
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Legislation banning smoking in the workplace and higher taxes on cigarettes are associated with a significant reduction in the number of adolescents starting to smoke and with a reduction in smoking in young adults, a US study has shown.

The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, looked at the effects of smoke-free laws on a group of nearly 4000 12 to 18 year-olds taking part in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.1 Study participants …

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