Effects of Public Policy on Adolescents' Cigar Use
Evidence from the National Youth Tobacco Survey
Published in: American Journal of Public Health, v. 95, no. 6, June 2005, p. 995-998.
To determine the effect of prices and regulations on youth cigar demand, the authors estimated logistic regression models of the probability of current cigar smoking among students in grades 6 to 12 with data from the 1999 and 2000 waves of the National Youth Tobacco Survey. The authors found that youth cigar demand is sensitive to price but not state tobacco-control regulations. The results suggested that raising excise taxes on cigars could reduce cigar use prevalence among youths.
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- Publisher: American Public Health Association
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- Pages: 4
- Document Number: EP-20050613
- Year: 2005
- Series: External Publications
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