Taxation Reduces Social Disparities in Adult Smoking Prevalence
Mohammad Siahpush, Melanie A Wakefield, Matt J Spittal, Sarah J Durkin, Michelle M Scollo
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2009
BACKGROUND: The CDC, the WHO, and the World Bank promote increases in the price of cigarettes as an effective and important tobacco-control strategy. This study was designed to assess the extent to which the association between the price of cigarettes and smoking prevalence, as measured monthly, varies by income group. METHODS: Australian population survey data collected monthly from January 1991 to December 2006 were used to estimate Poisson regression models to assess the impact of the price of cigarettes on smoking prevalence across three income groups. Analyses were conducted in 2008. RESULTS: There was strong evidence that real price and prevalence were negatively associated (p<0.001) a..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council
This study was supported by a project grant from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC grant # 396402). Melanie Wakefield was supported by a research fellowship from the NHMRC.