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Cigarette Taxes and Youth Smoking: New Evidence from National, State, & Local Youth Risk Behavior Surveys

Christopher Carpenter, Philip J. Cook

NBER Working Paper No. 13046
Issued in April 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

Carpenter is Assistant Professor of Economics/Public Policy, The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, kittc@uci.edu, 443 SB UC Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-3125. Cook is ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy Studies, pcook@duke.edu, 215 Terry Sanford Institute, Durham, NC 27708. Greg Franz provided useful research assistance. We thank Philip DeCicca, Don Kenkel, John Tauras, and seminar participants at the 2006 Inaugural Meeting of the American Society of Health Economists, the 2006 APPAM Fall Research Conference, and the 2006 Substance Abuse Policy Research Program Annual Meeting for comments on previous drafts of this paper. We are grateful to Steve Kinchen and Shari Shanklin at the CDC for assistance with the YRBS data, and we thank Gary Giovino for providing ImpacTeen clean indoor air restrictions. Frank Chaloupka and Don Kenkel also graciously provided data. Some of the data used in this study are protected by a confidentiality agreement. Interested readers can contact the authors for information on how to obtain access. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Results do not imply endorsement from the CDC, RWJ, or any other organization. All errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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