The Relationship Between Cigarettes and Electronic Cigarettes: Evidence From Household Panel Data
45 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2018
Date Written: July 30, 2018
We use the Nielsen Consumer Panel to investigate the impact of tobacco control policies on purchases of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigarettes, and smoking cessation products. We measure product quantity, product type, nicotine content, and liquid volume of e-cigarettes, and product quantity and nicotine content of cigarettes. Higher cigarette excise taxes decrease both cigarette and e-cigarette purchases, suggesting that cigarettes and e-cigarettes are complements, and higher cigarette excise taxes reduce the aggregate amount of nicotine purchased from cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Cigarette smoke-free air laws decrease cigarette purchases, while e-cigarette smoke-free air laws do not affect cigarette or e-cigarette purchases.
Keywords: Electronic Cigarettes, Cigarettes, Tobacco Control Policies, Cigarette Excise Taxes
JEL Classification: I10, I12, I18
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