Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114008
Authors: 
Hansen, Benjamin
Sabia, Joseph J.
Rees, Daniel I.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9144
Abstract: 
Using data from the state and national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys for the period 1991-2005, Carpenter and Cook (2008) found a strong, negative relationship between cigarette taxes and youth smoking. We revisit this relationship using four additional waves of YRBS data (2007, 2009, 2011, and 2013). Our results suggest that youths have become much less responsive to cigarette taxes since 2005. In fact, we find little evidence of a negative relationship between cigarette taxes and youth smoking when we restrict our attention to the period 2007-2013.
Subjects: 
cigarette tax
tobacco control
youth smoking
JEL: 
I18
H71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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