The Determinants of Laws Restricting Youth Access to Tobacco
Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 16-27, January 2009
12 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2009
Since many smokers begin consuming tobacco products in their adolescent years, many states have adopted a variety of restrictions on youth access to tobacco, which studies show reduces the demand for tobacco among this cohort. This paper takes a different track by addressing the demand for youth access restrictions. Specifically, using a random effects Probit procedure, which controls for the endogeneity of cigarette consumption and taxation, we examine the determinants of nine methods commonly used by states to restrict youth access to tobacco.
JEL Classification: H70, I18
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