Youth smoking, cigarette prices, and anti-smoking sentiment

Philip Decicca, Donald Kenkel, Alan Mathios, Yoon Jeong Shin, Jae-Young Lim

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In this paper, we develop a new direct measure of state anti-smoking sentiment and merge it with micro-data on youth smoking in 1992 and 2000. The empirical results from the cross-sectional models show two consistent patterns: after controlling for differences in state anti-smoking sentiment, the price of cigarettes has a weak and statistically, insignificant influence on smoking participation, and state anti-smoking sentiment appears to have a potentially important influence on youth smoking participation. The cross-sectional results are corroborated by results from the discrete time hazard models of smoking initiation that include state-fixed effects. However, there is evidence of price-responsiveness in the conditional cigarette demand by youth and young adult smokers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)733-749
Number of pages17
JournalHealth Economics
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 1

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Youth smoking, cigarette prices, and anti-smoking sentiment. / Decicca, Philip; Kenkel, Donald; Mathios, Alan; Shin, Yoon Jeong; Lim, Jae-Young.

In: Health Economics, Vol. 17, No. 6, 01.06.2008, p. 733-749.

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Decicca, P, Kenkel, D, Mathios, A, Shin, YJ & Lim, J-Y 2008, 'Youth smoking, cigarette prices, and anti-smoking sentiment', Health Economics, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 733-749. https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.1293
Decicca, Philip ; Kenkel, Donald ; Mathios, Alan ; Shin, Yoon Jeong ; Lim, Jae-Young. / Youth smoking, cigarette prices, and anti-smoking sentiment. In: Health Economics. 2008 ; Vol. 17, No. 6. pp. 733-749.
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