Sensitivity to cigarette prices among individuals with alcohol, drug, or mental disorders

Am J Public Health. 2010 Jul;100(7):1243-5. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.159962. Epub 2010 May 13.

Abstract

Over 40% of all US smokers have comorbid alcohol, drug, or mental disorders. Using data from the 2000-2001 Healthcare for Communities survey, we conducted multivariate logistic regressions to examine these individuals' sensitivity to cigarette prices. We found that a 10% increase in cigarette prices was associated with 18.2% less smoking participation among individuals with alcohol, drug, or mental disorders, except those with alcohol dependence. Increasing cigarette taxes could be effective in reducing smoking among individuals with alcohol, drug, or mental disorders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders / complications*
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Odds Ratio
  • Prevalence
  • Smoking / economics*
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Smoking / psychology*
  • Smoking Cessation / economics*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / complications*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology
  • Taxes*
  • United States