What factors predict the passage of state-level e-cigarette regulations?

TitreWhat factors predict the passage of state-level e-cigarette regulations?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMaclean, JCatherine, Oney, M, Marti, J, Sindelar, J
JournalHealth economics
Date Published05/2018
Mots-clésdiffusion, e-cigarettes, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, Government Regulation, Humans, Politics, Public Health, regulation, Smoking, Smoking Prevention/legislation & jurisprudence, Smoking/legislation & jurisprudence, Tobacco Products/adverse effects, United States, voter preferences

E-cigarettes are controversial products. They may help addicted smokers to consume nicotine in a less harmful manner or to quit tobacco cigarettes entirely, but these products may also entice youth into smoking. This controversy complicates e-cigarette regulation as any regulation may lead to health improvements for some populations, and health declines for other populations. Using data from 2007 to 2016, we examine factors that are plausibly linked with U.S. state e-cigarette regulations. We find that less conservative states are more likely to regulate e-cigarettes and that states with stronger tobacco lobbies are less likely to regulate e-cigarettes. This information can help policymakers as they determine how best to promote public health through regulation.

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Alternate JournalHealth Econ
Citation Key / SERVAL ID8804
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID29468781
PubMed Central IDPMC5882548
Grant ListP50 DA036151 / DA / NIDA NIH HHS / United States
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