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Title:Cigarette taxes and the social market PDF Logo
Authors:Hansen, Benjamin
Sabia, Joseph J.
Rees, Daniel I.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5580
Abstract:Previous researchers have argued that the social market for cigarettes insulates its participants from policies designed to curb youth smoking. Using state Youth Risk Behavior Survey data, we examine whether recent changes in state cigarette taxes affected how young smokers obtained their cigarettes. Our estimates suggest that tax increases reduce youth smoking participation primarily through their effect on third-party purchase, although there is evidence that they are negatively related to borrowing among younger teenagers and negatively related to direct purchase among older teenagers.
Subjects:youth smoking
cigarette taxes
JEL:I10
I12
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-201104134029
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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