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Taxes, Cigarette Consumption, and Smoking Intensity: Reply

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  • Adda, Jérôme

    (Bocconi University)

  • Cornaglia, Francesca

    (Queen Mary, University of London)

Abstract

This paper shows that smoking intensity, i.e. the amount of nicotine extracted per cigarette smoked, responds to changes in excise taxes and tobacco prices. We exploit data covering the period 1988 to 2006 across many US states. Moreover, we provide new evidence on the importance of cotinine measures in explaining long-run smoking behavior and we investigate the sensitivity of smoking cessation to changes in excise taxes and their interaction with smoking intensity.

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  • Adda, Jérôme & Cornaglia, Francesca, 2012. "Taxes, Cigarette Consumption, and Smoking Intensity: Reply," IZA Discussion Papers 6688, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    1. J?r?me Adda & Francesca Cornaglia, 2013. "Taxes, Cigarette Consumption, and Smoking Intensity: Reply," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(7), pages 3102-3114, December.
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    Keywords

    excise taxes; public health; compensatory behavior; tobacco;
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    JEL classification:

    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
    • H25 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Business Taxes and Subsidies
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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