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Youth Smoking Uptake Progress: Price and Public Policy Effects

Ross H, Chaloupka FJ and Wakefield M. Eastern Economic Journal, 32(2): 355-367, 2006. 

This paper addresses the gaps in knowledge about the impact of tobacco control policies on youth smoking uptake by examining the differential effects of cigarette prices, clean indoor air laws, youth access laws, and other socio-economic factors on smoking uptake among U.S. high school students.The issue of whether price can affect smoking uptake or smoking initiation is not fully resolved in the economic literature. This study contributes to the ongoing debate on this issue. It also examines whether those at the final stages of smoking uptake are more price responsive than those at the beginning stage. It contributes to the existing literature by providing the first estimates of the effects of various public policies on adolescents in different stages of smoking uptake. 

Reprinted with permission from the Eastern Economic Association.

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