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Curbing the epidemic: governments and the economics of tobacco control

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7228.192 (Published 15 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:192

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  1. Simon Chapman, associate professor, department of public health and community medicine
  1. University of Sydney, Australia

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    Eds Prabat Jha, Frank J Chaloupka

    World Bank, £16, pp 122

    ISBN 0 8213 4519 2

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    If you have been dining with conservative economists lately you may have heard something like this after the fourth port: “Tobacco is a wonderful thing. People start in their youth, contribute easily collectable tax for 40-50 years, and then about half have the decency to die around retirement age, thus saving the government the cost of their pensions and of treating their degenerative diseases in their final …

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