Nicotine addiction and cigarette consumption : a psycho-economic model

  title={Nicotine addiction and cigarette consumption : a psycho-economic model},
  author={Dr. Samuel Cameron},
The ‘rational addiction’ model of cigarette smoking downplays the influence of social factors and biological dependency. This paper develops a simple model of these factors and presents some causality tests that indicate that nicotine content ‘causes’ smoking with the direction being negative. ©2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved. JEL classification: D12; J12 

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