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Education-smoking gradient and upstream health policies: comparing Generation X with millennials

Education-smoking gradient and upstream health policies: comparing Generation X with millennials Over the years, many upstream health policies have sought to reduce smoking across populations. While smoking has been substantially reduced, the effects of these policies on education-smoking gradient remain unclear. The present paper compares the education-smoking gradient among the Generation X and the millennials, who grew up with different types of upstream policies.Design/methodology/approachThe study relies on regression analysis. The data are from the Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey of 2017, with the sample restricted to those born between 1965 and 1995.FindingsAt the zero-order, the education-smoking gradient has not significantly flattened from Generation X to millennials. And, accounting for the channels of impact of education on smoking does not substantially change this pattern.Social implicationsThe implications for health inequalities associated with socioeconomic status, and tobacco consumption reduction policies, are discussed.Originality/valueThis paper is the first study of the kind using Canadian data. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Education Emerald Publishing

Education-smoking gradient and upstream health policies: comparing Generation X with millennials

Health Education , Volume 121 (4): 20 – May 21, 2021

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Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
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0965-4283
DOI
10.1108/he-02-2021-0023
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Abstract

Over the years, many upstream health policies have sought to reduce smoking across populations. While smoking has been substantially reduced, the effects of these policies on education-smoking gradient remain unclear. The present paper compares the education-smoking gradient among the Generation X and the millennials, who grew up with different types of upstream policies.Design/methodology/approachThe study relies on regression analysis. The data are from the Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey of 2017, with the sample restricted to those born between 1965 and 1995.FindingsAt the zero-order, the education-smoking gradient has not significantly flattened from Generation X to millennials. And, accounting for the channels of impact of education on smoking does not substantially change this pattern.Social implicationsThe implications for health inequalities associated with socioeconomic status, and tobacco consumption reduction policies, are discussed.Originality/valueThis paper is the first study of the kind using Canadian data.

Journal

Health EducationEmerald Publishing

Published: May 21, 2021

Keywords: Education; Health; Smoking; Tobacco control policies; Canada

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