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Cornelsen, Laura and Normand, Charles (2012) Impact of the smoking ban on the volume of bar sales in Ireland – evidence from the time series analysis. Health Economics, 21 (5). pp. 551-561.

This paper is the first to estimate the economic impact of a comprehensive smoking ban in all enclosed public places of work, on bars in Ireland. The demand in bars,represented by a monthly index of sales volume, is explained by relative prices in bars, prices of alcohol sold in off-licences and the aggregate retail sales (ARS) as a proxy for general economic activity and incomes. The smoking ban is included into the model as a step dummy and the modelling is done using ARIMAX strategy. The results show a reduction in the volume of sales in bars by -4.6%(po0.01) following the ban.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2012
Page Range:pp. 551-561
Publisher:Wiley
Volume:21
Number:5
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Not in collection)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
B AOD Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Tobacco smoke (cigarette law / policy)
M Social sciences, economics, law and crime > Economic aspects of AOD and AOD use (cost / pricing)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Physical context or place > Alcohol beverage sales outlet
M Social sciences, economics, law and crime > AOD laws

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