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E-Cigarettes: The Extent and Impact of Complementary Dual-Use

Chris Doyle, David Ronayne () and Daniel Sgroi
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Chris Doyle: Warwick Policy Lab and Department of Economics University of Warwick

The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) from University of Warwick, Department of Economics

Abstract: The highly controversial e-cigarette industry has generated considerable policy debate and mixed regulatory responses worldwide. Surprisingly, an issue that has been largely ignored is the categorisation of e-cigarettes as substitutes or (dynamic) complements for conventional smoking. We conduct an online survey of US participants finding that 37% of e-cigarette users view them primarily as complementary. We use this result along-side publicly available data to calibrate a cost-benefit analysis, estimating that complementarity reduces the potential cost-savings of e-cigarettes by as much as 57% (or $3.3-4.9bn p.a.) relative to case with zero complementarity.

Keywords: e-cigarettes; smoking; dual-use; dynamic complements; cost-benefit analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I18 L66 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015
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