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The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume I

The Private and Social Costs of Smoking and Their Remedies

Authors: Joshua, John

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  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to addictive behaviours, their costs and remedies
  • Analyses the impact of Government legislation and taxes on consumption
  • Reconciles the conflict between behavioural and neoclassical economics
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This title discusses the phenomenon of smoking as a behavioural disease and the associated costs. The author details the consequences of smoking, in addition to the detrimental effects caused by second-hand tobacco smoke exposure as a health risk to children as well as to the general public. The central contribution of Joshua’s work is to address these concerns in terms of the issues of free choice and the market. Considering the various restrictive policies designed to reduce smoking’s prevalence, including the banning of smoking in public places, and the inclusion of warning labels on cigarette packets, Joshua carefully analyses potential economic remedies to the problem of smoking, notably the Pigovian tax. Finally, the book concludes with a highly relevant discussion of corporate social responsibility, and the role that this might play in anti-smoking projects.

This is the first title in a four volume series ‘The Economics of Addictive Behaviours’, which consists of three further volumes on alcohol abuse, illicit drug abuse and overeating.

About the authors

John Joshua taught Economics to undergraduates and postgraduates in Melbourne, Australia, and China for many years. He holds PhDs in Sociology, Education and Economics, and his research interests are in the economic, educational, and psycho-social transformation of developing economies.

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“This text comprises a wide range of information involving biology, psychology, economics, and legal and social policy on the development, maintenance, and elimination of smoking. Anyone interested in smoking or other diseases … will benefit from reviewing this book. … Researchers and professionals alike can use this text as a starting point for developing their own research into tobacco use. The material is easily accessible and shows the integration of the myriad systems that control human behavior in society.” (James J. Jakubow, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (22), May, 2017)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume I
Book Subtitle
The Private and Social Costs of Smoking and Their Remedies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46960-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46960-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46959-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83628-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 134
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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