The Prevention of Smoking and Restrictive Policies
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As smoking has detrimental impacts on the health of smokers and non-smokers, it is important that various restrictive policies are implemented to minimize the prevalence of smoking. Relevant policies have been outlined, such as warning labels on cigarette packages, bans on advertising of tobacco products and the banning of smoking in various places. An increase of the awareness of the public of the detrimental effects of smoking is important; however, the effectiveness of such programmes will depend largely on smokers’ motivation to quit smoking. The more educated people are, the more health conscious they become. As people become more aware of the causes of behavioural diseases, smoking becomes an inferior good so that consequently mortality from smoking declines.
KeywordsAdvertising Motivation to quit Prevention of smoking Restrictive policies
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