Objective: To estimate the price elasticity of cigarette demand for university students aged 18-24 years in Jordan. Methods: Questions from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey were adapted and administered to students from 10 public universities in Jordan in 2014. A two-part econometric model of cigarette demand was estimated. Results: Nearly one-third of university students in Jordan smoke, purchasing 33.2 packs per month and paying 1.70 Jordanian dinars on average (US$2.40) for a pack of 20 cigarettes. The price elasticity of cigarette demand was estimated to be -1.15. Conclusions: Higher taxes may be particularly effective in reducing smoking among University students in Jordan.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Nov 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health