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  1. Fulltext. Reactions of adult and teenaged smokers to the Massachusetts tobacco tax.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study assessed smokers'reactions to a 25c cigarette tax imposed in Massachussetts.

    Methods

    A statewide telephone survey of 1783 adult smokers and 216 teenaged smlokers was conducted.

    Results

    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.

    Conclusions

    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.