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Tobacco Control Legislation and Resource Allocation Effects


  • Ian J. Irvine
  • William A. Sims


In December 1995 Health Canada published Tobacco Control: A Blueprint to Protect the Health of Canadians which outlines the Government of Canada's new strategy to reduce tobacco consumption. Bill C-71, The Tobacco Act, was subsequently introduced, and received royal assent in April, 1997. The objective of this paper is to use input-output analysis to examine the resource allocation effects of a reduction in tobacco consumption that would likely result from this legislation. We find that significant reallocation effects may occur, and the employment effects may be more severe in the public than in the private sector.

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  • Ian J. Irvine & William A. Sims, 1997. "Tobacco Control Legislation and Resource Allocation Effects," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 23(3), pages 259-273, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:23:y:1997:i:3:p:259-273

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    1. André Raynauld & Jean-Pierre Vidal, 1992. "Smokers' Burden on Society: Myth and Reality in Canada," Canadian Public Policy, University of Toronto Press, vol. 18(3), pages 300-317, September.
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    1. Gale, H. Frederick, Jr. & Foreman, Linda F. & Capehart, Thomas C., Jr., 2000. "Tobacco And The Economy: Farms, Jobs, And Communities," Agricultural Economics Reports 34007, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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