Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Murphy says mobile sensor data will allow adaptive interventions for maximizing healthy outcomes

Frey comments on why sunbelt metro area economies are still struggling

Krause says having religious friends leads to gratitude, which is associated with better health

Highlights

PSC Fall 2014 Newsletter now available

Martha Bailey and Nicolas Duquette win Cole Prize for article on War on Poverty

Michigan's graduate sociology program tied for 4th with Stanford in USN&WR rankings

Jeff Morenoff makes Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers list for 2014

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 20
No brown bag this week

State-level tobacco control policies and youth smoking cessation measures

Publication Abstract

Tworek, Cindy, Ryoko Yamaguchi, Deborah D. Kloska, Sherry Emery, Dianne C. Baker, Gary A. Giovino, Patrick M. O'Malley, and Frank J. Chaloupka. 2010. "State-level tobacco control policies and youth smoking cessation measures." Health Policy, 97(2-3): 136-144.

Objective: Research on the effects of state-level tobacco control policies targeted at youth has been mixed, with little on the effects of these policies and youth smoking cessation. This study explored the association between state-level tobacco control policies and youth smoking cessation behaviors from 1991 to 2006.

Methods: The study design was a population-based, nested survey of students within states. Study participants were 8th, 10th, and 12th graders who reported smoking "regularly in the past" or "regularly now" from the Monitoring the Future study. Main cessation outcome measures were: any quit attempt; want to quit; non-continuation of smoking; and discontinuation of smoking.

Results: Results showed that cigarette price was positively associated with a majority of cessation-related measures among high school smokers. Strength of sales to minors' laws was also associated with adolescent non-continuation of smoking among 10th and 12th graders.

Conclusions: Findings suggest that increasing cigarette price can encourage cessation-related behaviors among high school smokers. Evidence-based policy, such as tax increases on tobacco products, should be included as an important part of comprehensive tobacco control policy, which can have a positive effect on decreasing smoking prevalence and increasing smoking cessation among youth. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI:10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.04.009 (Full Text)

PMCID: PMC2930051. (Pub Med Central)

Country of focus: United States of America.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next