Effects of Public Policy on Adolescents’ Cigar Use: Evidence From the National Youth Tobacco Survey

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American Journal of Public Health (Impact Factor: 4.55). 07/2005; 95(6):995-8. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2003.030411
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To determine the effect of prices and regulations on youth cigar demand, we 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. We 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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