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Youth smoking, cigarette prices, and anti-smoking sentiment

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  • Philip DeCicca

    (Department of Economics, McMaster University. Hamilton, Ont., Canada)

  • Donald Kenkel

    (Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)

  • Alan Mathios

    (Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)

  • Yoon-Jeong Shin

    (Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Eunpyeornggu, Seoul, Korea)

  • Jae-Young Lim

    (Department of Food and Resource Economics, College of Life Science, Korea University, Seoul, Korea)

Abstract

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. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Health Economics.

Volume (Year): 17 (2008)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 733-749

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