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

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Craig A. Gallet

California State University, Sacramento - Department of Economics

Gary A. Hoover

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Junsoo Lee

University of Alabama - Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gallet, Craig A. and Hoover, Gary A. and Lee, Junsoo, The Determinants of Laws Restricting Youth Access to Tobacco. Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 16-27, January 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1331659 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7287.2008.00130.x

Craig A. Gallet (Contact Author)

California State University, Sacramento - Department of Economics ( email )

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Gary A. Hoover

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Junsoo Lee

University of Alabama - Department of Economics, Finance and Legal Studies ( email )

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Tuscaloosa, AL Alabama 35487
United States
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