This study assessed smokers'reactions to a 25c cigarette tax imposed in Massachussetts.
A statewide telephone survey of 1783 adult smokers and 216 teenaged smlokers was conducted.
Among adult smokers, 3.5% reported that they had stopped smoking, owing in part to the price increase ; 35% had considered quitting and 19% had attempted to cut the cost of smoking by switching th cheaper brands or cutting down.
Among teenagers, 21% had considered quitting and 26% had cut costs.
Low-income smokers were more responsive tothe price increase than more affluent smokers.
A modest and temporary price promoted quitting among adult smokers and reduced cigarette consumption among low-income teenagers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Taxe, Tabac, Attitude, Comportement social, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Taxe, Tobacco, Attitude, Social behavior, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Human, United States, North America, America, Prevention
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0440354
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 25/01/1999.