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Nicolas Gérard Vaillant, Christian Ben lakhdar and Thérèse Lebrun
''On the way of tobacco quitting: A VAR approach''
( 2011, Vol. 31 No.4 )
In order to describe the process of tobacco quitting, we perform a VAR model and causality tests both on the monthly sales of tobacco products and nicotine dependence drugs in France, for the period going from February 2004 to April 2009. According to the path of tobacco quitting found out, it results that an upward harmonization of tax policy on the different tobacco products could accelerate the tobacco quitting process.
Keywords: Tobacco, Quitting, Vector Auto-Regressive model
JEL: I1 - Health: General
C3 - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions
Manuscript Received : Sep 09 2010 Manuscript Accepted : Nov 28 2011

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