Tobacco control policies and sudden infant death syndrome in developed nations

Christian King, Sara Markowitz, Hana Ross

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This paper estimates the effects of higher cigarette prices and smoke-free policies on the prevalence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Using a panel of developed countries over a 20 year period, we find that higher cigarette prices are associated with reductions in the prevalence of SIDS. However, we find no evidence that smoke-free policies are associated with declines in SIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1042-1048
Number of pages7
JournalHealth Economics (United Kingdom)
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015



  • SIDS
  • cigarette prices
  • infant health
  • smoke-free regulations
  • smoking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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