ERIC Number: EJ717439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
Estimating the Impact of Large Cigarette Tax Hikes--The Case of Maternal Smoking and Infant Birth Weight
Lien, Diana S.; Evans, William
Journal of Human Resources, v40 n2 p373 Spr 2005
Substantial increases in cigarette taxes result in decrease in smoking by pregnant women. It is also observed that there is consequent improvement in infant birth weight. The conclusions are based on the data from four states that opted to raise cigarette taxes by a large margin.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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