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Publication Abstract

Authors: Hersch Joni

Title: Smoking Restrictions as a Self-Control Mechanism

Journal: 31(1):5-21

Date: 2005 Jul 01

Abstract: Using data from Current Population Survey Tobacco Use Supplements spanning 19922002, this study shows that smokers who plan to quit smoking are more supportive of regulations than are other smokers. Failed quitters who plan to try again are more supportive of restrictions than are smokers planning to quit for the first time. These findings indicate that many smokers support regulatory restrictions to reduce their costs of quitting by exploiting the discipline offered by regulatory control. From 1992 to 2002, support for smoking restrictions in public areas rose dramatically among both nonsmokers and smokers

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