Price and consumption of tobacco in Spain over the period 1965-2000

E. Fernández, S. Gallus, A. Schiaffino, A. López-Nicolás, C. La Vecchia, H. Barros, J. Townsend

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Changes in cigarette price have had an appreciable impact on smoking prevalence in several countries. We analysed the price elasticity of demand for cigarettes (effect of price of cigarettes on tobacco consumption) between 1965 and 2000 in Spain. For total consumption of cigarettes, a 1% increase in price is associated with a 0.19% decrease of consumption (price elasticity of -0.19; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-211
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cancer Prevention
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


  • Demand
  • Elasticity
  • Epidemiology
  • Health economy
  • Smoking
  • Tobacco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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