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Higher cigarette prices induce smoking cessation among adult smokers.

Research conducted in the United States has concluded that higher cigarette prices increase the probability of smoking cessation and decrease the duration of smoking: a 10% increase in the price of cigarettes raises the probability of a cessation attempt by up to 10% and raises the probability of successful cessation by approximately 3.5%.
Higher cigarette prices reduce smoking participation even among older, more established smokers.
Moreover, research from the United Kingdom has concluded that a 10% increase in cigarette taxes (which will increase the price of cigarettes) results in a 4%-6% decline in the number of years smoked.
A cross-country study from Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine found that a 10% increase in cigarette taxes increased the probability of long-term smoking cessation between 1.6% and 2.3%.

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