Control Policies to Combat the Health Risks from Smoking and Passive Smoking

5 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2011

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Jeannie Cameron

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Barrie Craven

University of Newcastle (Australia) - Newcastle Business School

Michael L. Marlow

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 2011

Abstract

Good information is necessary for markets to allocate resources efficiently. Tobacco is a demerit good; smoking endangers smokers but also exerts externalities on non‐smokers. Public policies, however, foster misinformation, are contradictory and damage public health. Current policies also deny feedback from the tobacco industry and reduce consumer information about tobacco products that could substantially reduce the harmful effects of smoking.

Keywords: Externalities, demerit goods, passive smoking, tobacco, taxation

Suggested Citation

Cameron, Jeannie and Craven, Barrie and Marlow, Michael L., Control Policies to Combat the Health Risks from Smoking and Passive Smoking (June 2011). Economic Affairs, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 58-62, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1857302 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0270.2011.02081.x

Jeannie Cameron

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Barrie Craven (Contact Author)

University of Newcastle (Australia) - Newcastle Business School ( email )

City Campus East – 231
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 8ST
United Kingdom

Michael L. Marlow

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