Determinants of Smoking Cessation: an Analysis of Young Adult Men and Women

31 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2000 Last revised: 16 Mar 2010

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John A. Tauras

University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Frank J. Chaloupka

University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: July 1999

Abstract

Substantial econometric efforts have been devoted to examining the impacts prices and tobacco control policies have on smoking propensity and intensity. However, little is known about the effects prices, smoking restrictions, and other influences have on smoking cessation. This paper uses longitudinal data from the Monitoring the Future Surveys, augmented with cigarette price and policy-related measures to estimate smoking cessation equations for young adult males and females separately. The estimates clearly indicate that increases in cigarette prices would lead a significant number of young adults to quit smoking. In addition, policies restricting smoking in private worksites increase the probability of smoking cessation among employed young adult females.

Suggested Citation

Tauras, John A. and Chaloupka, Frank J., Determinants of Smoking Cessation: an Analysis of Young Adult Men and Women (July 1999). NBER Working Paper No. w7262. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=202419

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