After tobacco : what would happen if Americans stopped smoking? / edited by Peter Bearman, Kathryn M. Neckerman, and Leslie Wright.

New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
vii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Summary note
States have banned smoking in workplaces, restaurants, and bars. They have increased tobacco tax rates, extended 'clean air' laws, and mounted dramatic antismoking campaigns. Yet tobacco use remains high among Americans, prompting many health professionals to seek bolder measures to reduce smoking rates, which has raised concerns about the social and economic consequences of these measures. Retail and hospitality businesses worry smoking bans and excise taxes will reduce profit, and with tobacco farming and cigarette manufacturing concentrated in southeastern states, policymakers fear the decline of regional economies. Such concerns are not necessarily unfounded, though until now, no comprehensive survey has responded to these beliefs by capturing the impact of tobacco control across the nation. This book, the result of research commissioned by Legacy and Columbia University's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, considers the economic impact of reducing smoking rates on tobacco farmers, cigarette-factory workers, the southeastern regional economy, state governments, tobacco retailers, the hospitality industry, and nonprofit organizations that might benefit from the industry's philanthropy. It also measures the effect of smoking reduction on mortality rates, medical costs, and Social Security. Concluding essays consider the implications of more vigorous tobacco control policy for law enforcement, smokers who face social stigma, the mentally ill who may cope through tobacco, and disparities in health by race, social class, and gender. -- Back Cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Trends in smoking rates under different tobacco control policies: results from the SimSmoke Tobacco Policy Simulation Model / David T. Levy and Elizabeth Mumford
  • pt. 1. Economy. Economic implications for the U.S. tobacco farmers of measures to reduce tobacco consumption in the United States / Daniel A. Sumner and Julian M. Alston
  • Falling consumption and worker displacement in the cigarette manufacturing industry / Javier Espinosa and William N. Evans
  • Tobacco-dependent communities and tobacco control policy / Kathryn M. Neckerman and Christopher C. Weiss
  • Falling cigarette consumption in the United States and the impact on tobacco retailer employment / Kurt M. Ribisl, William N. Evans, and Ellen C. Feighery
  • National economic impact of clean indoor air regulations on the hospitality industry / Andrew Hyland, Mark Travers, and Brian Fix
  • Tobacco industry philanthropy and the nonprofit sector / Patrick M. Rooney and Heidi K. Frederick
  • Tobacco control policies: the effect on state and local taxes / Howard Chernick
  • pt. 2. Health and logevity. Estimating the impact of tobacco control policies on future mortality patterns in the United States / Benjamin J. Apelberg and Jonathan M. Samet
  • Assessing the effects of tobacco policy changes on smoking-related health expenditures / Douglas E. Levy and Joseph P. Newhouse
  • The effects of tobacco control policy on the social security trust fund / Michael Hurd, Yuhui Zheng, Federico Girosi, and Dana Goldman
  • pt. 3. Law and society. Enhancing compliance with tobacco control policies / Frank J. Chaloupka, Philip J. Cook, Richard M. Peck, and John A. Tauras
  • Stigma and smoking inequalities / Jennifer Stuber, Sandro Galea, and Bruce Link
  • The unmet needs of smokers with mental illness or addiction / Jill M. Williams, Cristine Delnevo, and Douglas M. Ziedonis
  • The effect of tobacco control policies on inequities in smoking prevalence: social class, race/ethnicity, and gender / Edith D. Balbach, Cathy Hartman, and Elizabeth M. Barbeau
  • pt. 4. Epilogue. After tobacco / Peter Bearman, Kathryn M. Neckerman, and Leslie Wright.
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