TITLE

Smoking Cessation: A Model of Planned vs. Actual Behavior for Time-Inconsistent Consumers

AUTHOR(S)
Machado, Fernando S.; Sinha, Rajiv K.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Marketing Science;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p834
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We offer a simple model of intertemporal choice to characterize how planned versus actual behaviors evolve for time-inconsistent smokers. Our results suggest that smokers participation and cessation decisions are governed by the interplay between three effects. The cessation effect leads smokers to advance their plans to quit smoking, whereas the procrastination effect leads them to consecutively revise their planned quitting age upwards. Consequently, the duration of smoking is effectively governed by which one of these two effects is dominant. Finally, for certain consumer segments, a threshold effect causes an "all or nothing" type of extreme smoking behavior based on certain critical values of present-biased preferences. Our results provide some preliminary evidence that both marketing efforts by tobacco firms and public policy initiatives can have a significant influence on smoking behavion In particular, we find that reductions in the age at which individuals start smoking may not only vastly extend their duration of smoking, but also convert potential "never smokers" into lifetime smokers. Finally, we estimate a hazard model using survey data from over 800 smokers to provide evidence in support of our theoretical model.
ACCESSION #
29324713

 

Related Articles

  • Stage-Based Interventions for Smoking Cessation. FOGLEMAN, COREY D. // American Family Physician;3/1/2011, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p524 

    The article discusses research being done on staged-based smoking cessation interventions. It references the study "Staged-Based Interventions for Smoking Cessation," by J. Cahill, T. Lancaster and N. Green in the 2010 issue of "Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews." Evidence has failed to...

  • INVESTIGATION OF CIGARETTE SMOKERS WHO QUIT WITHOUT TREATMENT. Stewart, Chris // Journal of Drug Issues;Winter99, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p167 

    The article reports on the act of quitting of cigarette smokers without treatment. Cigarette smoking is considered as one of the risk factor for heart disease and cancer in the United States. It is also considered that cessation of cigarette smoking is one of the most difficult habits to break....

  • State-Specific Progress Toward the 1990 Objective for the Nation for Cigarette Smoking Prevalence. Remington, Patrick L.; Novotny, Thomas E.; Williamson, David F.; Anda, Robert F. // American Journal of Public Health;Oct89, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p1416 

    Abstract: We predicted the smoking prevalences for 1990 for each state in the US, assuming that the decline in each state from 1985-1990 would be the same as the decline in the US from 1965-1985. In 1985, only three states had smoking prevalences < 25 percent. Based upon the observed decline in...

  • What does it take to be a smoker? Adolescents' characterization of different smoker types. Lee, Joann; Halpern-Felsher, Bonnie L. // Nicotine & Tobacco Research;Nov2011, Vol. 13 Issue 11, p1106 

    Introduction: Studies have demonstrated that clinical- and research-based definitions of who a smoker is and what constitutes smoking often differ from adolescent-derived definitions, which can be problematic for effective intervention and prevention efforts. We investigated how...

  • Correspondence of interactive voice response (IVR) reports of nicotine withdrawal, craving, and negative mood with questionnaire ratings. Toll, Benjamin A.; Cooney, Judith L.; McKee, Sherry A.; O'Malley, Stephanie S.; Cooney, Ned L. // Nicotine & Tobacco Research;Jun2008, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p1057 

    This study focuses on comparing reports of nicotine withdrawal, craving, and depressive symptoms obtained using an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system and several questionnaires. As part of a smoking cessation trial, daily reports of withdrawal, craving, and negative mood were collected...

  • PERSPECTIVES Motivating and Helping Smokers to Stop Smoking. Hughes, John R. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Dec2003, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p1053 

    Smokers try to quit only once every 2 to 3 years and most do not use proven treatments. Repeated, brief, diplomatic advice increases quit rates. Such advice should include a clear request to quit, reinforcing personal risks of smoking and their reversibility, offering solutions to barriers to...

  • Stay Away from Tobacco: A pilot trial of a school‐based adolescent smoking prevention program in Beijing, China. Xinguang Chen; Xiaoyi Fang; Xiaoming Li; Stanton, Bonita; Danhua Lin // Nicotine & Tobacco Research;Apr2006, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p227 

    A quasiexperimental study was conducted to explore the efficacy of the program Stay Away from Tobacco (SAFT). Participants—from 11 classes with 381 students total in grades 7, 8, 10, and 11—were assigned by class to three groups (intervention group T with school teachers delivering...

  • Predictors of quitting behaviour with special reference to nicotine dependence among adult tobacco-users in a slum of Burdwan district, West Bengal, India. Islam, Kamirul; Saha, Indranil; Saha, Rajib; Samim Khan, Sufi Abdul; Thakur, Rupali; Shivam, Swapnil // Indian Journal of Medical Research;Apr2014, Vol. 139 Issue 4, p638 

    Background& objectives: Information on predictors of quitting behaviour in adult tobacco users is scarce in Indian context. Hence, this study was undertaken to assess the intention of tobacco-users towards quitting and its predictors with reference to nicotine dependence. Methods: A...

  • Great American Smokeout scheduled Nov. 19.  // Graham Leader;11/1/2009, Vol. 134 Issue 23, p11A 

    The article offers information on the Great American Smokeout, a free nicotine therapy, scheduled on November 19, 2009. It states that the therapy event will encourage smokers to take the challenge to quit. It offers four steps on how smokers can quit smoking which are making the decision to...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics