Impacts of smoke-free public places legislation on inequalities in youth smoking uptake

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Smoke-free public places legislation has been introduced in many countries to protect the public from the harmful effects of second-hand smoking. While evaluations of smoke-free policies have demonstrated major public health benefits, the impact on youth smoking and inequalities in smoking remains unclear. This project aims to evaluate how smoke-free public places legislation in the UK has impacted on inequalities in youth smoking uptake, and how much of any impact is via changes in parental smoking behaviour. 

This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

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