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Michael Pesko: https://orcid.org0000-0002-9247-9703

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We estimate the effect of county-level e-cigarette indoor vaping restrictions (IVRs) on infant mortality using United States birth certificates from 2010 to 2015. We estimate difference-indifferences models and find that e-cigarette indoor vaping restrictions increased infant mortality by 0.39 infants per 1,000 live births (12.9%). These effects were disproportionately higher for infants born to younger mothers and in locations with higher baseline levels of prenatal smoking. Infant mortality increased by 34.1% between 100 days to 1 year after IVRs. Infant mortality due to infections and neoplasms were particularly elevated.


Final manuscript version of an article published by Wiley in:

Cooper, M., & Pesko, M. F. (2022). The effect of E-cigarette indoor vaping restrictions on infant mortality. Southern Economic Journal, 1– 44.


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