Effects of public policy on adolescents’ cigar use: Evidence from the National Youth Tobacco Survey
Publication Source

American Journal of Public Health

Journal article
The Americas
Economy status
High-income economies

To determine the effect of prices and regulations on youth cigar demand, we estimated logistic regression models
of the probability of current cigar smoking among students in grades 6 to 12 with data from the 1999 and 2000
waves of the National Youth Tobacco Survey.We found that youth cigar demand is sensitive to price but not state
tobacco-control regulations. The results suggested that raising excise taxes on cigars could reduce cigar use prevalence among youths.