Information, addiction, and 'bad choices': Lessons from a century of cigarettes

Frank A. Sloan, V. Kerry Smith, Donald H. Taylor

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Abstract

This study describes government interventions during the 1900s and their effects on cigarette consumption within a rational addiction framework. With annual data for the 20th century, impacts of specific antismoking information events disappear. U.S. per capita cigarette demand changed before any information about health effects of smoking was widely distributed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Advertising
  • Information
  • Rational addiction
  • Smoking

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  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance

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Information, addiction, and 'bad choices' : Lessons from a century of cigarettes. / Sloan, Frank A.; Smith, V. Kerry; Taylor, Donald H.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 77, No. 2, 10.2002, p. 147-155.

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Sloan, Frank A. ; Smith, V. Kerry ; Taylor, Donald H. / Information, addiction, and 'bad choices' : Lessons from a century of cigarettes. In: Economics Letters. 2002 ; Vol. 77, No. 2. pp. 147-155.
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