Ana I. Balsa
Departamento de Economía
Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía
Universidad de Montevideo
Montevideo 11500, Uruguay
Institutional Affiliation: Universidad de Montevideo
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|January 2014||Tobacco Control Campaign in Uruguay: Impact on Smoking Cessation during Pregnancy|
with Jeffrey E. Harris, Patricia Triunfo: w19878
Background. In 2005, Uruguay instituted a nationwide tobacco control campaign that has resulted in a substantial decline in nationwide smoking rates. We sought to determine the quantitative contributions of each of the major tobacco control measures adopted by the Uruguayan government. We focused sharply on smoking cessation by pregnant women and on the effect of quitting smoking during pregnancy on birth weight.
Data. We analyzed a nationwide registry of all pregnancies in Uruguay during 2007-2012, supplemented by data on cigarette prices and various governmental policies.
Methods. We estimated linear probability models of quitting smoking in the third trimester as well as linear models of the effect of quitting on birth weight. Our explanatory variables included maternal characteristic...
Published: Jeffrey E. Harris & Ana Inés Balsa & Patricia Triunfo, 2015. "Tobacco control campaign in Uruguay: Impact on smoking cessation during pregnancy and birth weight," Journal of Health Economics, vol 42, pages 186-196.