Why have we been more successful in reducing tobacco use than violent crime?

@article{Biglan2000WhyHW,
  title={Why have we been more successful in reducing tobacco use than violent crime?},
  author={Anthony Biglan and Ted K. Taylor},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={269-302}
}
Tobacco control efforts have been associated with a significant reduction in the prevalence of tobacco use in the United States. Efforts to reduce the incidence of violent crime have been much less successful. This paper argues that progress on tobacco control stems from the existence of a clear, empirically based, and widely understood analysis of the tobacco problem that articulates (a) the harms associated with its use, (b) the causes of tobacco use, and (c) the programs and policies that… CONTINUE READING

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