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First, tobacco cigarettes are commercially available. Thus, substantial amounts of information about prices and consumption of tobacco cigarettes are available for economic analyses without the difficulty typical with illegal drugs. , Bickel et al. 1990, 1991, 1992), thereby permitting detailed comparisons with econometric studies. Of course, tobacco smoking, as the single greatest preventable cause of death, is an important public health problem to study. The purpose of this paper is to attempt to answer three questions-two of them posed earlier.

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018* Cigarettes (Exogenous) Variables Cigarette taxa Snuff tax Regulation indexa Family income Occupation Farm/forestry Management Sales Service Age 16-19 Age 20-24 Age 65 or over White Hispanic Black non-Hispanic Black Hispanic High school graduate College graduate Employed Student Never married Divorced/widowed Married with no spouse present Child age ~ 5 in household Child age 6-17 in household High school graduates (%) Per capita income Population below poverty level (%) Unemployment rate Fundamentalists (%) No active religion (%) (4) aEndogenous variable in columns (2) and (4).

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