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Economy and diseconomy of tobacco use

  • S. Watanabe
  • K. Goto
  • N. Yamaguchi
Conference paper

Abstract

The tobacco industry of Japan is of some positive economic value for the nation. It employs 20 000 persons and pays high wages; it also pays high taxes, which contribute to the national budget. It purchases raw materials such as leaf tobacco, filters and papers; it pays for advertisements and transportation. All of these increase national savings and consumption. The average smoker in Japan obtains temporary pleasure through smoking at a personal cost of about US$ 1000 per year, creating, in one sense, an economic balance.

Keywords

Social Cost National Income Environmental Tobacco Smoke Tobacco Industry Average Smoker 
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Reference

  1. Goto, K. & Watanabe, S. (1995) Social cost of smoking for the 21st century. J. Epidemiol., 15, 113 – 116Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Watanabe
    • 1
  • K. Goto
    • 2
  • N. Yamaguchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nutritional Science and EpidemiologyTokyo University of AgricultureTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Cancer Information Research and Epidemiology DivisionNational Cancer Center Research InstituteTokyoJapan

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