Determinants of Various Aspects of Smoking Behaviour in the United States

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Rajeev K. Goel

Illinois State University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Using state-level data for the United States, this study uniquely examines the effects of cigarette prices and income on seven dimensions of smoking behaviour. Results show that income-based policies are relatively more effective than price- or tax-based policies. Smokers considering quitting smoking respond in expected ways to changing cigarette prices and income. Strong habit effects in most cases stress the need for early intervention programmes.

Suggested Citation

Goel, Rajeev K., Determinants of Various Aspects of Smoking Behaviour in the United States (2011). Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 18, No. 17, pp.1671-1675, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2752638

Rajeev K. Goel (Contact Author)

Illinois State University - Department of Economics ( email )

Normal, IL 61790-4200
United States

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