Posted by: audreybenenati | June 7, 2010

American Journal of Public Health: Sensitivity to Cigarette Prices Among Individuals With Alcohol, Drug, or Mental Disorders — Ong et al., 10.2105/AJPH.2009.159962 — American Journal of Public Health


American Journal of Public Health, 10.2105/AJPH.2009.159962


Research and Practice

Michael K. Ong 1*, Qiong Zhou 1, Hai-Yen Sung 2

1 University of California, Los Angeles
2 University of California, San Francisco

Over 40% of all US smokers have comorbid alcohol, drug, or mental disorders. Using data from the 2000–2001 Healthcare for Communities survey, we conducted multivariate logistic regressions to examine these individuals’ sensitivity to cigarette prices. We found that a 10% increase in cigarette prices was associated with 18.2% less smoking participation among individuals with alcohol, drug, or mental disorders, except those with alcohol dependence. Increasing cigarette taxes could be effective in reducing smoking among individuals with alcohol, drug, or mental disorders…Sensitivity to Cigarette Prices Among Individuals With Alcohol, Drug, or Mental Disorders — Ong et al., 10.2105/AJPH.2009.159962 — American Journal of Public Health.

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