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The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume I

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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.

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)



Autorentext

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.



Inhalt
1. Smoking as a Behavioural Disease and its Causes.- 2. The Consequences of Smoking.- 3. Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke Exposure.- 4. The Market and Free Choice.- 5. The Prevention of Smoking and Restrictive Policies.- 6. Economic Remedies to Reduce Smoking.- 7. Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Costs.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume I
Untertitel: The Private and Social Costs of Smoking and Their Remedies
Autor:
EAN: 9783319836287
ISBN: 978-3-319-83628-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 134
Gewicht: 2006g
Größe: H210mm x B210mm x T148mm
Jahr: 2018
Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017