THE IMPACT OF ADDICTION INFORMATION ON CIGARETTE CONSUMPTION

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.


Issue Date:
1998
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/20857
Total Pages:
16
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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