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Smoking : Making the Risky Decision (Hardcover)

Author: Viscusi, W. Kip

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Are the risks of smoking exaggerated? Has there been an open and rational discussion about the risks of smoking? This book attempts to answer these and many other questions about the subject, providing a detailed empirical presentation on smoking behavior as a risky consumer decision. Using new empirical data based on several national and regional surveys, Viscusi addresses a number of important issues, including: the sources of information that people have about the risks of smoking, the accuracy of their perceptions of the risks associated with smoking, and the consistency of smoking decisions with other risky behavior - scrutinizing issues such as whether smokers value risk differently than those who wear safety belts. Viscusi also looks at the differences in age groups and how they assess these risks based on public information. He provides new insight into the degree to which individuals understand smoking risks and take these risks into account in their behavior. With its detailed empirical data and its examination of individual decision-making processes, this work will interest researchers in public health, public policy, psychology, and economics, as well as anyone concerned with this important issue.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780195074864
SKU 202442830
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0195074866
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0184
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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