American Journal of Public Health
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.