A ban on Smoking in public places not only allows you to protect from tobacco smoke of non-smokers, but also leads to the fact that the number of smokers decreases. The people initially not too attracted to cigarettes, sometimes refuse from bad habits due to this ban, according to American researchers from the Ohio state University in Columbus.
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Experts have studied the statistical offices collected data about the residents of approximately 500 us cities, in some of which the Smoking in public places was permitted, and in others, one time or another is prohibited. The study was reviewed by the information collected in 2004-2011.
As it turned out, in localities where to light a cigarette in public places was forbidden, soon after the introduction of such a restriction the number of smokers declined. While men quit Smoking more often than women, and people aged 14 to 31 years — more often than representatives of other age categories. Experts tend to explain this by the fact that young men are most often in such “having” to smoke in public places, such as, for example, bars, and so these people, these bans affect in the first place.
According to data collected by scientists, among young people after the Smoking ban the number of adherents of bad habits male decreased on average from 19% to 13%, while among girls remained at the level of 11%. According to experts, the obtained results indicate that the prohibitions of this kind in some ways can be even more effective than anticipated.