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Volume 6, Issue 6 (May 2009)


Preventing Children's Tobacco Consumption

Michael Adams
Published Online: 2009-05-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1553-3832.1525

Careers of smokers almost always start in youth, and as a result, the tobacco industry reaps large returns from each cigarette smoked by children. An additional tax on cigarettes smoked by minors commensurate with the social damage and declining with a smoker's age should and can be introduced, according to Michael Adams.

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Published Online: 2009-05-28

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