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Analysis of 'Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Law' and Its Impact on Cigarette Consumption

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00262158
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 6, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 6, 2005
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Bureau of Health Promotion,DoH,Taiwan
Information provided by:
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan

Brief Summary:
This project is the survey on smoking behavior in Taiwan. The survey information will be used to analyze the influence of the earmarked tax of cigarettes on (1)the consumption of cigarette,(2)the substitution between the consumption of domestic and imported cigarettes, and(3)the consumption of other addictive goods.

Condition or disease
Smoking Status Cigarette Consumption

Detailed Description:

The specific aims of this study are as follows:

Test hypotheses regarding the influence of cigarette tax on the consumption of cigarette and other addictive goods:

To test the hypothesis that the imposition of earmarked tax of cigarettes will cause decrease of cigarette consumption.

To test the hypothesis that the imposition of earmarked tax of alcohol will cause the substitution of consumption of domestic and imported cigarettes.

To test the hypothesis that the imposition of earmarked tax of cigarettes will cause the substitution of consumption of high-priced and low-priced cigarettes.

To test the hypothesis that the imposition of earmarked tax of cigarettes will cause decrease of the consumption of other addictive goods.

To test the hypothesis that the imposition of earmarked tax of alcohol will cause decrease of alcohol consumption.

To test the hypothesis that the imposition of earmarked tax of alcohol will cause decrease of the consumption of other addictive goods.

To test the hypothesis that price effect of earmarked cigarette tax on addicted smokers is less than on non-addicted smokers.

To test the hypothesis that price effect earmarked cigarette tax on heavy smokers is less than on light and moderate smokers.

To test the hypothesis that earmarked cigarette tax and alcohol tax are regressive.

Test hypotheses regarding the influence of information, knowledge attitude on cigarette smoking and smoking cessation.

To test the hypothesis that exposure to anti-smoking information is negatively related to cigarette smoking and positively related to smoking cessation.

To test the hypothesis that exposure to information on cigarette promotion is positively related to cigarette smoking and negatively related to smoking cessation.

To test the hypothesis that people perceiving high risk of cigarette smoking are less likely to smoke.

To test the hypothesis that highly risk averse people are less likely to smoke.


Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 4000 participants
Allocation: Random Sample
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Survey of Cigarette Consumption
Study Start Date : August 2004
Study Completion Date : September 2004




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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- The random sample of population over 18 years old.

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00262158


Sponsors and Collaborators
National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan
Bureau of Health Promotion,DoH,Taiwan
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Yi-Wen Ysai, Ph.D. NHRI

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00262158     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EC 0930704
First Posted: December 6, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 6, 2005
Last Verified: December 2005

Keywords provided by National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan:
smoking status
cigarette consumption