Cigarette price variation around high schools: Evidence from Washington DC

Jennifer Cantrell, Ollie Ganz, Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel, Paul Harrell, Jennifer M. Kreslake, Haijun Xiao, Jennifer L. Pearson, Donna Vallone, Thomas R. Kirchner

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Abstract

This study examines lowest cigarette prices in all tobacco retail outlets in Washington D.C. (. n=750) in relation to the type and number of high schools nearby, controlling for confounders. The lowest overall and Newport menthol prices were significantly lower at outlets near public non-charter and charter schools compared with outlets near private schools. Given higher smoking prevalence and more price-sensitive youth subgroups in U.S. public schools, exposure to low prices may contribute to tobacco-related health disparities in minority and low-income populations. Tobacco taxes combined with policies to minimize the increasing use of price as a marketing tool are critical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalHealth and Place
Volume31
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Schools
  • Tobacco control
  • Tobacco industry marketing
  • Tobacco pricing
  • Youth tobacco use

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Health(social science)

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Cigarette price variation around high schools : Evidence from Washington DC. / Cantrell, Jennifer; Ganz, Ollie; Anesetti-Rothermel, Andrew; Harrell, Paul; Kreslake, Jennifer M.; Xiao, Haijun; Pearson, Jennifer L.; Vallone, Donna; Kirchner, Thomas R.

In: Health and Place, Vol. 31, 01.01.2015, p. 193-198.

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Cantrell, J, Ganz, O, Anesetti-Rothermel, A, Harrell, P, Kreslake, JM, Xiao, H, Pearson, JL, Vallone, D & Kirchner, TR 2015, 'Cigarette price variation around high schools: Evidence from Washington DC', Health and Place, vol. 31, pp. 193-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.12.002
Cantrell, Jennifer ; Ganz, Ollie ; Anesetti-Rothermel, Andrew ; Harrell, Paul ; Kreslake, Jennifer M. ; Xiao, Haijun ; Pearson, Jennifer L. ; Vallone, Donna ; Kirchner, Thomas R. / Cigarette price variation around high schools : Evidence from Washington DC. In: Health and Place. 2015 ; Vol. 31. pp. 193-198.
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