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dc.contributor.author Snyder, A
dc.contributor.author Falba, T
dc.contributor.author Busch, S
dc.contributor.author Sindelar, J
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-08T20:33:30Z
dc.date.issued 2004-07
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15231095
dc.identifier.citation Health Promot Pract, 2004, 5 (3 Suppl), pp. 35S - 45S
dc.identifier.issn 1524-8399
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2861
dc.description.abstract This study explored the factors associated with state-level allocations to tobacco-control programs. The primary research question was whether public sentiment regarding tobacco control was a significant factor in the states' 2001 budget decisions. In addition to public opinion, several additional political and economic measures were considered. Significant associations were found between our outcome, state-level tobacco-control funding per capita, and key variables of interest including public opinion, amount of tobacco settlement received, the party affiliation of the governor, the state's smoking rate, excise tax revenue received, and whether the state was a major producer of tobacco. The findings from this study supported our hypothesis that states with citizens who favor more restrictive indoor air policies allocate more to tobacco control. Effective public education to change public opinion and the cultural norms surrounding smoking may affect political decisions and, in turn, increase funding for crucial public health programs.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (#039787), as part of the Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center at Yale and an AHRQ Training Grant supporting Yale Ph.D. students. en_US
dc.format.extent 35S - 45S
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Health Promot Pract
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1177/1524839904264591
dc.subject Health Promotion
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Politics
dc.subject Public Opinion
dc.subject Resource Allocation
dc.subject Smoking
dc.subject State Government
dc.subject Tobacco Industry
dc.subject United States
dc.title Are State legislatures responding to public opinion when allocating funds for tobacco control programs?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.department Economics
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15231095
pubs.issue 3 Suppl
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Faculty
pubs.volume 5

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