This book presents a counter-view, based on a survey of several thousand young persons and adults, probing attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and perceptions of risk associated with smoking. The authors agree that young smokers give little or no thought to health risks or the problems of addiction. The survey data contradicts the model of informed, rational choice and underscores the need for aggressive policies to counter tobacco firms’ marketing and promotional efforts and to restrict youth access to tobacco. 

Cigarette Smokers: Rational Actors or Rational Fools?

Cigarette smokers: Rational actors or rational fools?

I don't smoke and don't care to be around smoke, but I believe smokers should have the right to smoke if they choose. What I cannot comprehend, however, is why smokers are being allowed to sue tobacco companies for millions of ...

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