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    • Are State legislatures responding to public opinion when allocating funds for tobacco control programs? 

      Busch, Susan H; Falba, Tracy; Sindelar, Jody L; Snyder, A (Health Promot Pract, 2004-07)
      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' ...
    • Burning a hole in the budget: tobacco spending and its crowd-out of other goods. 

      Busch, Susan H; Falba, Tracy; Jofre-Bonet, Mireia; Sindelar, Jody L (Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 2004)
      Smoking is an expensive habit. Smoking households spend, on average, more than $US1000 annually on cigarettes. When a family member quits, in addition to the former smoker's improved long-term health, families benefit because ...
    • For better or for worse: Spousal concordance in health behavior change 

      Falba, Tracy; Sindelar, Jody L (2008-02)
      Objective. This study examines the degree to which a married individual’s health habits and use of preventive medical care are influenced by his or her spouse’s behaviors. Study Design. Using longitudinal data on individuals ...
    • Health events and the smoking cessation of middle aged Americans. 

      Falba, Tracy (J Behav Med, 2005-02)
      This study investigates the effect of serious health events including new diagnoses of heart attacks, strokes, cancers, chronic lung disease, chronic heart failure, diabetes, and heart disease on future smoking status up ...
    • If smoking increases absences, does quitting reduce them? 

      Busch, Susan H; Duchovny, Noelia; Falba, Tracy; Sindelar, Jody L (Tob Control, 2005-04)
      OBJECTIVE: This study examined the impact of smoking, quitting, and time since quit on absences from work. METHODS: Data from the nationally representative Tobacco Use Supplements of the 1992/93, 1995/96, and 1998/99 Current ...
    • Reduction of quantity smoked predicts future cessation among older smokers. 

      Busch, Susan H; Duchovny, Noelia; Falba, Tracy; Jofre-Bonet, Mireia; Sindelar, Jody L (Addiction, 2004-01)
      AIM: To examine whether smokers who reduce their quantity of cigarettes smoked between two periods are more or less likely to quit subsequently. STUDY DESIGN: Data come from the Health and Retirement Study, a nationally ...
    • Spousal concordance in health behavior change. 

      Falba, Tracy; Sindelar, Jody L (Health Serv Res, 2008-02)
      OBJECTIVE: This study examines the degree to which a married individual's health habits and use of preventive medical care are influenced by his or her spouse's behaviors. STUDY DESIGN: Using longitudinal data on individuals ...
    • Survival expectations of the obese: Is excess mortality reflected in perceptions? 

      Busch, Susan H; Falba, Tracy (Obes Res, 2005-04)
      OBJECTIVE: This study compared self-reported subjective life expectancy (i.e., probability of living to age 75) for normal-weight, overweight, and obese weight groups to examine whether individuals are internalizing information ...
    • The effect of involuntary job loss on smoking intensity and relapse. 

      Falba, Tracy; Gallo, WT; Sindelar, Jody L; Teng, HM (Addiction, 2005-09)
      AIMS: To assess the impact of involuntary job loss due to plant closure or layoff on relapse to smoking and smoking intensity among older workers. DESIGN, PARTICIPANTS, SAMPLE: Data come from the Health and Retirement Study, ...
    • The impact of late career job loss on myocardial infarction and stroke: a 10 year follow up using the health and retirement survey. 

      Bradley, EH; Falba, Tracy; Gallo, WT; Kasl, SV; Krumholz, HM; Teng, HM (Occup Environ Med, 2006-10)
      BACKGROUND: Involuntary job loss is a major life event associated with social, economic, behavioural, and health outcomes, for which older workers are at elevated risk. OBJECTIVE: To assess the 10 year risk of myocardial ...
    • Willingness to pay for smoking cessation treatments 

      Duchovny, Noelia; Falba, Tracy; Jody, Sindelar; Jofre-Bonet, Mireia; O'Malley, Stephanie; Susan, Busch (2004-08)
      This paper demonstrates the use of willingness to pay to value hypothetical new smoking cessation products. Data comes from a baseline survey of participants in a clinical trial of naltrexone combined with nicotine patch ...