Economy and diseconomy of tobacco use
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.
KeywordsSocial Cost National Income Environmental Tobacco Smoke Tobacco Industry Average Smoker
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