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Am J Public Health. 2005 Jun;95(6):994-5.

Access to low-taxed cigarettes deters smoking cessation attempts.

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Department of Health Behavior, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA. andrew.hyland@roswellpark.org

Abstract

We examined whether smokers who purchased low-taxed cigarettes from American Indian reservations had lower quit attempt and cessation rates than did smokers who purchased cigarettes from full-price outlets. Smokers who bought cigarettes from American Indian reservations were half as likely to make a quit attempt and had a nonsignificant trend toward lower cessation rates (20% vs 10%) compared with those who bought full-priced cigarettes. Interventions that reduce price differentials are suggested to maximize the public health benefit of cigarette excise taxes.

PMID:
15914821
PMCID:
PMC1449296
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2004.057687
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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