In order to promote population health, consumptions of health risk products such as tobacco and alcohol should be decreased. However, steady declines of real prices of tobacco and liquor could not impact on the demand of those products, from which we can not expect to reduce the burden on our society.
This study examines people's perceptions on tax policy which leads to increases in prices of tobacco and liquor and analyses the value for quitting smoking and moderating drinking by the method of Contingent Valuation Method.
The main results are as follows. First, smokers would quit smoking if the price of cigarettes around 8,900won. The quitting smoking intent price is higher for higher income class than low income class. It could be expected for low income class be responded more sensitively than high income class when raising cigarettes price. Second, willingness to pay for smoking cessation treatment was given about 70,000won, which means smokers are willing to accept 30% copayment. Third, Respondents gives 2 times more value of societal influence than that of his/her own health.
- 담배 및 주류의 가격 정책 효과(The effects of price policy on smoking and drinking)
- 고숙자; 정영호; 김은주; 오혜인
담배 및 주류의 가격 정책 효과(The effects of price policy on smoking and drinking)
|Series Title; No||수시보고서 / 2013-02|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Economy < Macroeconomics|