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The impact of cigarette quitting during pregnancy on other prenatal health behaviors

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  • George Wehby
  • Allen Wilcox
  • Rolv Lie

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Several economic studies have evaluated the effects of cigarette smoking and quitting on other health behaviors such as alcohol use and weight gain. However, there is little research that evaluates the effects of cigarette quitting during pregnancy on other health behaviors such as caloric intake, alcohol consumption, multivitamin use, and caffeine intake. In this paper, we evaluate these effects and employ a genetic variant that predicts cigarette quitting to aid in identification. We find some evidence that cigarette quitting during pregnancy may increase multivitamin use and caloric intake and reduce caffeine consumption. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013

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  • George Wehby & Allen Wilcox & Rolv Lie, 2013. "The impact of cigarette quitting during pregnancy on other prenatal health behaviors," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 211-233, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:reveho:v:11:y:2013:i:2:p:211-233
    DOI: 10.1007/s11150-012-9163-8
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    Keywords

    Cigarette quitting; Smoking; Pregnancy; Caloric intake; Multivitamins; Genetic instruments; I1; I10; I12;
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    JEL classification:

    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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