Table 2

Changes in the prevalence of cigarette expenditure minimising strategies between 2010 (before the cigarette tax increase) and 2014 (after the cigarette tax increase) among past 30-day smokers, Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey

Cigarette expenditure minimising strategies2010 Weighted %2014 Weighted %Differences (%)AOR (95% CI)
Used another form of tobacco12.624.5+11.9 3.00 (2.13 to 4.23)
Rolled own cigarettes18.728.9+10.2 2.15 (1.59 to 2.91)
Found less expensive places to buy cigarettes48.055.1+7.1 1.34 (1.05 to 1.70)
Bought a cheaper brand of cigarettes31.836.8+5.01.28 (0.99 to 1.65)
Purchased cartons instead of packs38.531.5−7.0 0.73 (0.57  to 0.94)
Used coupons/promotions62.950.0−12.9 0.57 (0.45  to 0.73)
  • Bolded estimates are statistically significant (p<0.05). For each strategy, the model included year, age, gender, race/ethnicity, annual household income, education attainment, cigarettes per day and usually smoke menthol cigarettes.

  • AOR, adjusted OR.