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Information, risk perceptions, and smoking choices of youth

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.

Volume (Year): 42 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 161-193

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Handle: RePEc:kap:jrisku:v:42:y:2011:i:2:p:161-193

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Keywords: Subjective beliefs; Smoking; Optimism bias; D81; I12;

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  1. 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.
  2. Braakmann, Nils, 2013. "Crime, health and wellbeing – Longitudinal evidence from Mexico," MPRA Paper 44885, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Braakmann, Nils, 2012. "How do individuals deal with victimization and victimization risk? Longitudinal evidence from Mexico," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 84(1), pages 335-344.
  4. Andrew Leicester & Peter Levell, 2013. "Anti-smoking policies and smoker well-being: evidence from Britain," IFS Working Papers, Institute for Fiscal Studies W13/13, Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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