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Taxes, cigarette consumption, and smoking intensity: reply

Adda, Jérôme and Cornaglia, Francesca (2013) Taxes, cigarette consumption, and smoking intensity: reply. American Economic Review, 103 (7). pp. 3102-3114. ISSN 0002-8282

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Identification Number: 10.1257/aer.103.7.3102


This paper shows that smoking intensity, i.e. the amount of nicotine extracted per cigarette smoked, responds to changes in excise taxes and tobacco prices. We exploit NHANES data covering the period 1988 to 2006 across many US states. Moreover, using panel data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, we provide new evidence on the importance of cotinine measures in explaining long-run smoking behavior. We show the importance of smoking intensity as a long-run determinant of smoking cessation. We also investigate the sensitivity of smoking cessation to changes in excise taxes and their interaction with smoking intensity.

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Additional Information: © 2013 American Economic Association
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
JEL classification: H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H25 - Business Taxes and Subsidies
H - Public Economics > H3 - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents > H32 - Firm
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production: Nutrition, Mortality, Morbidity, Suicide, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Disability, and Economic Behavior
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L11 - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L66 - Food; Beverages; Cosmetics; Tobacco
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 09:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:44

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