Public Smoking Laws And Tobacco Smoke ( Ets ) Essay

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Carpenter, Christopher, and Sabina Postolek and Casey Warman. "Public-Place Smoking Laws and Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 3.3 (2011): 35-61. JSTOR. Web. 27 Mar. 2016.
Christopher Carpenter, who obtained his Ph.D. in economics from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, and Sabina Postolek and Casey Warman, who obtained their economics degrees from Queen’s University composed an article to show current laws pertaining to smoking in public places. They wrote about the potential health benefits that having future legislation would generate. The reasons that cigarettes should not be used in public were shown. “Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is estimated to kill 600,000 people worldwide each year through increased heart disease, respiratory ailments, asthma, and lung cancer.” I will use this to show that electronic cigarettes include many of the same chemicals that regular cigarettes do, and how it is unfair that electronic cigarettes are not always included in laws pertaining to the use of nicotine based products in public places. The authors also includes descriptions of the significance of clean air laws. A study was described that was conducted to show how often users smoked cigarettes, how many cigarettes they averagely smoked at once, and where users received second hand smoke. After results of the study were evaluated it was “found that a summary index of clean indoor air laws…

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