An economic study of risk perceptions and consumer demand for harm reduction products
He got a second grant in May: from Cornell list (PDF)
Policy Analysis and Management
Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Inc. (inc?!)
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF HARM REDUCTION, HYPERBOLIC DISCOUNTING, AND MENTHOL 135843 $52,500
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Article published on July 14
National Bureau of Economic Research
E-Cigarettes and Respiratory Disease: A Replication, Extension, and Future Directions
NBER Working Paper No. 27507
Issued in July 2020
NBER Program(s):Health Economics
Electronic cigarettes show potential to reduce the harms from smoking combustible tobacco, but there is uncertainty about the long-term health consequences. We replicate and extend the study by Bhatta and Glantz (20192), which reports longitudinal statistical associations between e-cigarette use and long-term respiratory disease. We are able to closely replicate their results. When we use a more flexible empirical specification, among respondents who had never smoked combustible tobacco, we find no evidence that current or former e-cigarette use is associated with respiratory disease. The statistical associations between e-cigarette use and respiratory disease are driven by e-cigarette users who are also current or former smokers of combustible tobacco. A striking feature of the data is that almost all e-cigarette users were either current or former smokers of combustible tobacco. We then discuss the potential for future applied econometric research to credibly identify the causal effects of e-cigarette use on health. Challenges include the potential selection biases that stem from the complex set of consumer choices to initiate and quit smoking combustible tobacco, use of e-cigarettes, and dual use of both products. We suggest using a variety of identification strategies to uncover the causal effects that use a variety of econometric methods.
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