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The Unintended Health Consequences of Cigarette and Alcohol Taxes
Smoking and drinking account for more than 520,000 deaths annually in the United States, and have been a frequent target of public policy aimed at improving health outcomes. They are also two of the four major risk factors ...
The Effects of National Disasters on Stress and Substance Use in the United States
The relationship between national disasters, risk perceptions, stress, and substance abuse has never been comprehensively studied. The recent national disasters of the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and ...
The Economics of Tobacco Use in Jordan
This dissertation examines the economics of tobacco use in Jordan. The heart of this analysis is to conduct a global survey called the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) that can be compared to other countries, from ...
Education, Information Processing, and Impulse Control: Theory and Evidence from Cigarette Consumption
A theoretical model of addiction was developed where a consumer can benefit from negative emotions caused by health warning labels. The model was then tested using both aggregate market data on all consumers and also ...