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The smoking puzzle : information, risk reception, and choice

Author: Frank A Sloan; V Kerry Smith; Donald H Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors find that smokers tend to be overly optimistic about longevity and future health if they quit later in life. Smokers over 50 revise their perceptions only after a major health shock. If  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank A Sloan; V Kerry Smith; Donald H Taylor
ISBN: 0674010396 9780674010390
OCLC Number: 80141326
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Frank A. Sloan, V. Kerry Smith, Donald H. Taylor, Jr.

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