Journal article

State tobacco control spending and youth smoking.

John A Tauras, Frank J Chaloupka, Matthew C Farrelly, Gary A Giovino, Melanie Wakefield, Lloyd D Johnston, Patrick M O'malley, Deborah D Kloska, Terry F Pechacek

American Journal of Public Health | Published : 2005


OBJECTIVE: We examined the relationship between state-level tobacco control expenditures and youth smoking prevalence and cigarette consumption. METHODS: We estimated a 2-part model of cigarette demand using data from the 1991 through 2000 nationally representative surveys of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students as part of the Monitoring the Future project. RESULTS: We found that real per capita expenditures on tobacco control had a negative and significant impact on youth smoking prevalence and on the average number of cigarettes smoked by smokers. CONCLUSIONS: Had states represented by the Monitoring the Future sample and the District of Columbia spent the minimum amount of money recommend..

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