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The impact of addiction information on cigarette consumption

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Antonovitz, Frances (main author), Fenn, A.J. (author)
Format:
Conference paper
Publication Date:
1998-08-02
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 107
Subject Term:
buyer behavior, consumer information, consumption, health education, risk communication, tobacco
Notes:
search from AgEcon., American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, August 2-5, 1998, Salt Lake City, Utah. 1998 16 p., Although cigarette producers knew that nicotine was addictive in the early 1960's, this information was not publicly known until the 1979 Surgeon General's Report. This study finds that the release of addiction information caused a structural shift in cigarette demand and estimates the value of the information using consumer surplus measures.