Global Efforts to Combat Smoking by Rajeev K. Goel and Michael A. Nelson
Global Efforts to Combat Smoking
Author: Rajeev K. Goel and Michael A. Nelson
Title: Global Efforts to Combat Smoking
ISBN10: 0754648656
ISBN13: 978-0754648659
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Ashgate (February 20, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1519 kb
Size epub: 1539 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
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Category: Business & Money
Subcategory: International
Tobacco is reported to be the second major cause of death in the world and there is ever-increasing interest in the costs of smoking, especially in the light of evidence of the health effects of second-hand smoke.
This book synthesizes the findings of economists on the effectiveness of price and non-price policy initiatives to combat smoking and draws conclusions regarding the efficacy of the various policy measures. The authors evaluate the relative effectiveness of price-based smoking control policies (i.e. tax) in relation to non-price strategies (including advertising restrictions, sales restrictions, territorial restrictions and health warnings). They review evidence not only from the US but also from around the world, drawing important conclusions for developing countries where smoking is on the rise. The book will be essential reading for researchers in health economics, policy makers and health practitioners.