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Smoking, information sources, and risk perceptions—New results on Swedish data

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  • Petter Lundborg

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Using data on Swedish adolescents, this study examines (1) perceptions of the addictiveness and mortality risk of smoking, (2) the effects of these perceptions on smoking behaviour, and (3) the role of various smoking risk information sources. The average respondent believed that 46 out of 100 smokers would die from diseases caused by their smoking. As to addictiveness perceptions, the average respondent believed that 68 out of 100 smokers trying to quit would not succeed. Both a higher perceived addictiveness and a higher perceived mortality risk were negatively related to smoking participation. The results showed substantial variation in the weight that the teenagers attached to the various information sources. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

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Volume (Year): 34 (2007)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 217-240

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jrisku:v:34:y:2007:i:3:p:217-240

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Keywords: Smoking; Risk perception; Young people; Risky behaviour; D81; I10; J13;

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  1. Maria Loureiro & Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano & Daniela Vuri, 2009. "Smoking Habits: Like Father, Like Son, Like Mother, Like Daughter," Working Papers 402, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
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  4. Lundborg, Petter & Andersson, Henrik, 2007. "Gender, risk perceptions, and smoking behavior," Working Papers 2007:5, Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute (VTI).
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  6. Frank Sloan & Lindsey Eldred & Tong Guo & Yanzhi Xu, 2013. "Are people overoptimistic about the effects of heavy drinking?," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, Springer, vol. 47(1), pages 93-127, August.

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