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The Impact of the 2009 Federal Tobacco Excise Tax Increase on Youth Tobacco Use

Jidong Huang, Frank J. Chaloupka, IV

NBER Working Paper No. 18026
Issued in April 2012

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The authors would like to thank Deborah Kloska for her excellent analytical support on the MTF data, Dr. Lloyd Johnston and Dr. Patrick O’Malley for their helpful suggestions on the analysis of the MTF data, Rich Gallagher for his editorial support, and Cezary Gwarnicki and Yawen Liu for their research assistance. In addition, the authors are grateful to Dr. John Tauras, Dr. Emmanuel Guindon, Dr. Richard Peck, and Dr. Evan Blecher for their constructive comments on a previous draft of this paper. Support for this project was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of Bridging the Gap: Research Informing Practice and Policy for Healthy Youth and ImpacTeen: A Policy Research Partnership for Healthier Youth Behavior; and by a National Cancer Institute-funded grant (Grant No. 1U01CA154248), titled “Monitoring and Assessing the Impact of Tax and Price Policies on U.S. Tobacco Use.” The Monitoring the Future study is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The opinions expressed here are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of the sponsors. None of the funding agencies played any role in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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