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Rational Risk Policy: The 1996 Arne Ryde Memorial Lectures

W. Kip Viscusi

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293637
eISBN:
9780191596995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293631.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Ideally, individual risk‐taking decisions and government risk policies should be based on a rational balancing of risk and cost. Unfortunately, private decisions are subject to a number of biases ... More


Policy Networks in British Government

David Marsh and R. A. W. Rhodes (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278528
eISBN:
9780191684210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278528.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Policy is not made in the electoral arena or in the gladiatorial confrontations of Parliament, but in the netherworld of committees, civil servants, professions, and interest groups. This collection ... More


Cancer Incidence and Mortality in England and Wales: Trends and Risk Factors

Anthony Swerdlow, Isabel Dos Santos Silva, and Richard Doll

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192627483
eISBN:
9780191723698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192627483.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Cancer causes a quarter of all deaths in England and Wales. There is great professional and public interest in cancer trends, but no satisfactory source to which to turn to find information about ... More


International Smoking Statistics: A collection of historical data from 30 economically developed countries

Barbara Forey, Jan Hamling, Peter Lee, and Nicholas Wald (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198508564
eISBN:
9780191723773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508564.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

International Smoking Statistics presents a valuable collection of smoking data relating to thirty countries—most of Europe, and also Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, USA, and the ... More


Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

Julian Le Grand and BILL New

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164373
eISBN:
9781400866298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Should governments save people from themselves? Do governments have the right to influence citizens' behavior related to smoking tobacco, eating too much, not saving enough, drinking alcohol, or ... More


Adolescent smoking

John P. Pierce, Janet M. Distefan, and David Hill

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

It is over forty years since the public health community came to the consensus that smoking tobacco, particularly cigarettes, caused lung cancer. Despite widespread dissemination of the likely health ... More


The adoption of smoke-free policies and their effectiveness

Maria Leon-Roux and John P. Pierce

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0036
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Leading health agencies have published authoritative reports evaluating the research on the health risks of second-hand smoke (SHS). There is a consensus across these reports that SHS (also called ... More


The Problem of Intelligibility

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199844463
eISBN:
9780199919550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In Chapter 6 it was argued that we should not infer from something's being bad for someone that it is bad simpliciter. The example was this: smoking cigarettes might be bad for George, but it would ... More


The Puzzle of Adolescent Substance Initiation

Jie W Weiss and David J Weiss

in A Science of Decision Making: The Legacy of Ward Edwards

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195322989
eISBN:
9780199869206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322989.003.0033
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents the first-year results of a two-year study exploring whether a multiattribute utility (MAU) model that includes a new momentary salience parameter can predict smoking and ... More


Evolution of knowledge of the smoking epidemic

Richard Doll

in Tobacco: Science, policy and public health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566655
eISBN:
9780191594410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the development of tobacco smoking and the factors leading to the shift to the fashion for cigarettes. It then discusses the impact of tobacco on health, the ... More


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