Washington D. C. [USA], Oct. 6 : A recent study shows how bans on smoking at a certain place, led young people living in those areas to give up or never take up cigarettes.
In particular, the study found that young males, who were light smokers, were more likely to give up cigarettes after a ban came into effect.
Smokers, who lived in areas where there was never a ban, weren't likely to drop their cigarette habit.
However, smoking bans did not seem to affect tobacco use among women, although their use was already below that of men.
Co-author of the study Mike Vuolo said, "These findings provide some of the most robust evidence to date on the impact of smoking bans on young people's smoking."