Daley, Rahman and Watson publish research on the effects of public smoking bans on Indigenous youth

SOE Assistant Professor Angela Daley, graduate student alumnus Muntasir Rahman and colleague Barry Watson (Associate Professor of Economics at the University of New Brunswick Saint John) have a forthcoming publication in Health Economics. Using Canada as a case study, they find that public bans reduced youth smoking and second-hand exposure in public places, on average, while also reducing second-hand exposure in the homes of Indigenous youth. Indigenous youth also experienced improvements in self-assessed health and life satisfaction as a result of the bans. They conclude that public smoking bans may mitigate disparities in health and well-being between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, but the effects are limited to specific Indigenous sub-populations, in this case Métis youth. For more information, click here to access the journal article.