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The Smoking Puzzle

Information, Risk Perception, and Choice

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$99.00 • £86.95 • €90.95

ISBN 9780674010390

Publication Date: 06/15/2003


288 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

3 line illustrations, 25 tables


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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Linking Information, Risk Perception, and Choice: An Economic Approach
  • 2. Cognition, Perception, and Behavior: Are “Bad Choices” Allowed with Rational Choice?
  • 3. Government Policy and Advertising as Sources of Information for Smokers
  • 4. Can Smokers Expect Personal Health Signals? An Evaluation of the Health Impact of Cigarette Smoking
  • 5. Determinants of Risk Perception
  • 6. Do Health Shocks Influence Smoking Behavior? Cessation and Relapse Patterns in Older Adults
  • 7. Personalized Health Messages and the Perceived Risks of Smoking
  • 8. Risk, Longevity Expectations, and Demand for Cigarettes
  • 9. Conclusions and Policy Implications
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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