Smoking, health knowledge, and anti-smoking campaigns: an empirical study in Taiwan.


Journal Article

This paper uses a measure of health knowledge of smoking hazards to investigate the determinants of health knowledge and its effect on smoking behavior. In our analysis, two equations are estimated: smoking participation and health knowledge. The simultaneity problem in estimating smoking behavior and health knowledge is also considered. Overall, the estimated results suggest that anti-smoking campaigns have a significantly positive effect on the public's health knowledge, and this health knowledge in turn, has a significantly negative effect on smoking participation. The health knowledge elasticities of smoking participation are -0.48 and -0.56 for all adults and adult males, respectively.

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Cited Authors

  • Hsieh, CR; Yen, LL; Liu, JT; Lin, CJ

Published Date

  • February 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 104

PubMed ID

  • 10157430

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10157430

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1646

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0167-6296

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0167-6296(95)00033-x


  • eng