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

Journal Article

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. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sloan, FA; Smith, VK; Jr, DHT

Published Date

  • 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 147 - 155

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-1765

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0165-1765(02)00134-9