Navigation Links
Is a society with smokers profitable?
Date:7/16/2009

taxes

The question which then arises is whether the taxes are sufficient for the costs generated by tobacco. For Lpez, "if we bear in mind all the significant costs, the evidence available indicates that this is not so".

In their work, and according to the evidence collated, the financial externalities are partly compensated for by the level of taxation applied in many industrialized countries. Nevertheless, the most solid justification for increases in taxes lies "in the existence of failures in the sovereignty of the consumer, both when starting to smoke and when attempting to give it up and sticking to such a decision. These failures generate a demand for self-control mechanisms, and the high price is one of the most effective mechanisms", the economist explained.

Under no circumstances can it be said that a society with smokers is per se economically ineffective. According to Lpez, it depends on whether the smokers are fully aware of the harm they cause to themselves and smoke because they want to (not because they cannot overcome the addiction) and whether they compensate the rest of society for the external costs they generate. "It is quite difficult for these premises to be fulfilled", the researchers asserted.

The taxes on tobacco, the study says, can also be justified by the existence of externalities arising from the social use of tobacco and by the possible inappropriateness of regarding the costs imposed by secondhand tobacco affecting the rest of the family as private costs. The restrictions on consumption in closed public places is another powerful self-control mechanism and represents "a second solution to the problem of the externalities arising from secondhand tobacco".

According to Lpez, "both taxes and the restrictions on consumption are measures which impose losses of welfare on the people who smoke with full sovereignty, in other words, those who value the pleasure of smoking more than the
'/>"/>

Contact: SINC
info@plataformasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. The American Society of Hematology Announces New Honorific Award
2. MedicAlert Foundation and Autism Society Launch New Program to Safeguard Individuals and Families Living With Autism
3. New Policy Statement from Society for Adolescent Medicine Urges Inclusion of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Issues in All Health Care Reform Legislation
4. American Society of Hematology awards grants to encourage novel medical training programs
5. St. Jude Virologist Honored by the Royal Society
6. Six Researchers to Receive Prestigious Awards from the American Society of Hematology
7. Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Several Scientific Presentations at International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis XII Congress
8. American Chemical Society praises nomination of Collins as NIH Director
9. LA BioMed President and CEO will be named president of the American Judicature Society
10. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Expert, Dr. Paul Cirangle, Speaks at Annual American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Meeting
11. Health Physics Society 54th Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Is a society with smokers profitable?
(Date:5/2/2015)... “ ActOn ” was featured on NewsWatch as ... the latest and coolest applications on the market for iOS, ... technology expert, conducted the app review and shared with viewers ... to make a difference. , In this material world, almost ... aren’t about money, which is why those things should be ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 It’s a pattern that won’t ... strikes anywhere on this planet, cyber scammers will immediately ... compassion for their own personal gain. And on ... Team) issued an alert titled “Nepal Earthquake Disaster ... citing the earthquake in Nepal. The scam emails may ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 02, 2015 “ Peachtree Audio ” ... Tech Report, which features the latest and coolest technology ... and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review and ... equipment. , Music is an important part of ... pampered and given the royal treatment. Peachtree Audio does ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 02, 2015 Kare ... to provide support for busy caregivers. Kare Visits offers ... hospitals, and assisted living facilities. According to the ... caregivers spend an average of 20 hours a week caring ... fraction of the cost to hire a nurse, a caregiver ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 ZoomCare, the Portland-based innovator of ... to offer its new healthcare insurance to individuals and ... Health Insurance System is the nation’s first health insurance ... performance. ZOOM+ Personal Health Insurance was ZoomCare’s first such ... are subject to review and regulation by the Oregon ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:An Application to Help People Make a Difference Was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 2Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 3Health News:Cyber Aftershocks from Nepal’s Earthquake Can Cripple Businesses Right Here at Home 4Health News:Affordable High-End Audio Equipment was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Chicagoan Seeks to Transform Industry by Launching an Innovative Elderly Care Solution 2Health News:ZoomCare Applies to be on Oregon Exchange 2
... ... to distributors, re-sellers, and customers. It was ultimately a lavish gift for an industry that ... ... a custom made bottle of a well known whiskey, designed especially for their company. The ...
... Spanish . , Higher rates of colorectal cancer ... by differences in health care utilization, and less by biology, ... National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of ... people who were screened for colorectal cancer, researchers found that ...
... at initial screening often didn,t have recommended colonoscopy, study ... Americans are less likely than whites to have a ... sigmoidoscopy screening test, says a new study. , ... risk for colorectal cancer and more likely to die ...
... patients often receive better care than normal-weight peers, study ... concerns that obese Americans get second-rate health care, a ... of medical attention they receive versus that of normal-weight ... the obese may actually be higher and more aggressive ...
... support care between office visits, boost efficiency and convenience, ... the April Health Affairs suggests how to ... patients how they like it and what they want. ... health information technology they use is meeting their needs ...
... ... affording it an end to end marketing platform in China. , ... Oakland, CA (PRWEB) April 2, 2010 ... business process outsourcing company, Mag2U, to enhance DDKU’s growing internet presence as well as ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sinrex Male Enhancement Manufacturer Gifts Custom Bottle of Whiskey to Customers 2Health News:New study implicates health care utilization, over biology, in colorectal cancer disparities 2Health News:New study implicates health care utilization, over biology, in colorectal cancer disparities 3Health News:New study implicates health care utilization, over biology, in colorectal cancer disparities 4Health News:Blacks Less Likely to Get Follow-Up Colon Screening 2Health News:Obese Americans Get High Quality Medical Care 2Health News:Obese Americans Get High Quality Medical Care 3Health News:Want better health information technology? Ask patients how they want it 2Health News:Wigix Acquires Mag2U, A Leading Business Process Outsourcing Company 2Health News:Wigix Acquires Mag2U, A Leading Business Process Outsourcing Company 3
(Date:5/1/2015)... , May 1, 2015  AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the ... Timothy E. Morris , chief financial officer  will ... the events are as follows: Mizuho Third ... Location:  The Omni Berkshire Place, New York ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... 2015 Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL ), a ... healthcare systems, today announced results for its first quarter ... for the first quarter of 2015 was $116.2 million, ... of 2014, and down $5.3 million or 4.4% from ... 2015 net income as reported in accordance with U.S. ...
(Date:4/30/2015)... JOLLA, Calif. , April 30, 2015   ... biopharmaceutical company leading the discovery and development of innovative ... financial results and highlights for the quarter ended March ... U.S. financial markets close. Regulus will ... 7, 2015, at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AcelRx Pharmaceuticals to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences in May 2Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 2Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 3Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 4Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 5Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 6Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 7Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 8Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 9Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 10Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 11Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 12Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 13Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 14Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 15Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 16Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 17Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 18Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 19Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 20Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 21Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 22Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 23Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 24Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 25Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 26Omnicell Announces First Quarter 2015 Results 27Regulus Announces Timing for First Quarter 2015 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 2Regulus Announces Timing for First Quarter 2015 Financial Results Webcast and Conference Call 3
... 27, 2011 Bend Research Inc. ( www.bendresearch.com ), a ... new president. Jim Nightingale, who has worked ... in the firm,s 36-year history. Nightingale will ... Bend Research Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and chairman of the ...
... July 27, 2011 Assured Pharmacy, Inc. (Other OTC: ... to more than 3,000 sufferers of chronic pain, announced ... Kansas for its fifth pharmacy location.  Subject to regulatory ... during the Fourth Quarter of 2011.  It will join ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bend Research Inc. Names New President 2Assured Pharmacy Signs Lease in Kansas City, Kansas for its Fifth Pharmacy Location 2Assured Pharmacy Signs Lease in Kansas City, Kansas for its Fifth Pharmacy Location 3
Femoral selective catheter. Catheter material used is polyurethane (DUCOR). Guidewire campatibility is 0.038". Packaging 5/Box....
Femoral selective diagnostic catheter.The material used is polyurethane (DUCOR). All selective shapes have thrulumen design. Guidewire campatibility is 0.038". Packaging 5/Box....
Femoral selective diagnostic catheter. The material used is nylon (VESTANTM). All selective shapes have thrulumen design. Guidewire campatibility is 0.038". Packaging 5/Box....
... The INFINITI 4F, 5F, ... diagnostic catheters is ideal ... products incorporate state-of-the-art technology ... to deliver better responsiveness, ...
Medicine Products: