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Depressive symptoms, smoking, and cigarette price elasticity: results from a population-based survey in Taiwan

Hung-Hao Chang () and Tung-liang Chiang ()

International Journal of Public Health, 2009, vol. 54, issue 6, 426 pages

Abstract: Although the association between depression and smoking had been documented, this study contributes to previous literature by investigating the extent to which cigarette price elasticities may differ between smokers with and without depressive symptoms. Results indicate that depressive smokers are more sensitive to the change of cigarette price. Therefore, tax/price increases can also be a very effective means of tobacco control for depressive smokers. Copyright Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel/Switzerland 2009

Keywords: Depressive symptoms; Smoking; Cigarette price elasticity; Taiwan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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DOI: 10.1007/s00038-009-0080-4

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