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Recent analyses suggest that cigarette excise taxes lower prenatal smoking. It is unclear, however, whether the association between taxes and prenatal smoking represents a decline among women of reproductive age or a particular response by pregnant women. We address this question directly with an analysis of quit and relapse behavior during and after(More)
*The author wishes to thank Philip Arestis for extensive and useful comments on earlier drafts and Steve Fazzari for helpful advice at the outset of the project. He thanks Kenneth Hannsgen and Greg Colman for comments on the second draft and Hannsgen for a calculation as indicated in a footnote below. These individuals are not responsible for any remaining(More)
The views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Bureau of Economic Research. ABSTRACT Recent analyses suggest that cigarette excise taxes lower prenatal smoking. It is unclear, however, whether the association between taxes and prenatal smoking represents a decline among women of reproductive age or a particular(More)
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