Smoking

Risk, Perception, and Policy

by Slovic, Paul

Description

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. 

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: May 2001
  • English
  • 9781452267012 / 0761923802
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 26.99 GBP
  • Pages: 392
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: Winfred Arthur, Jr., Winston Bennett, Jr., Allen I. Huffcutt.
  • Page size: 23
  • Reference Code: BDZ0002873522