This study of female former and current smokers assessed the associations between voluntary smoking bans at home and in the car and smoking cessation, obesity, and self-control. Data from self-reported female smokers (N = 194) who were in a community-based random cohort at four points in time, from 1983 to 2009, were analyzed. These female participants (M age = 63.7 yr.) were given self-administered questionnaires. Analyses showed that complete smoking bans at home and in the car were positively associated with a greater likelihood of smoking cessation. Complete smoking bans at home and in the car were positively associated with greater self-control. Public health policies should focus on the positive health effects of smoking bans on smoking cessation and greater self-control.
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