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Author: Kelly, Brian C.
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1. Vuolo, Mike
Lindsay, Sade L.
Kelly, Brian C.
Further Consideration of the Impact of Tobacco Control Policies on Young Adult Smoking in Light of the Liberalization of Cannabis Policies
Nicotine and Tobacco Research published online (17 July 2021): DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntab149.
Also: https://academic.oup.com/ntr/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ntr/ntab149/6323257
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Keyword(s): Cigarette Use (see Smoking); Drug Use; Geocoded Data; State-Level Data/Policy

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Background: Changing patterns of cannabis consumption related to the liberalization of cannabis policies may have a countervailing effect on tobacco use. We analyzed whether cannabis policies have tempered the effects of tobacco control policies as well as the extent to which they were associated with young adult cigarette smoking.

Methods: Combining data on tobacco and cannabis policies at the state, county, and city levels with the nationally-representative geocoded National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 and Census data, we use multilevel regression and fixed effect analyses to examine the impact of cannabis policies on any past 30-day cigarette smoking, frequency of smoking, and past 30-day near-daily smoking among young adults while accounting for community and individual covariates.

Results: Tobacco control policies, including significant effects of comprehensive smoking bans, total vending machine restrictions, single cigarette sale restrictions, and advertising restrictions, remain robust in reducing young adult smoking, net of cannabis policy liberalization, including the legal status of possession, penalties for sale, and medical cannabis. Cannabis policies do not directly affect young adult smoking patterns in an adverse way.

Bibliography Citation
Vuolo, Mike, Sade L. Lindsay and Brian C. Kelly. "Further Consideration of the Impact of Tobacco Control Policies on Young Adult Smoking in Light of the Liberalization of Cannabis Policies." Nicotine and Tobacco Research published online (17 July 2021): DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntab149.