I have not yet read the widely applauded Freakonomics, but its in my queu.
Here’s a decidely non-Freakonomics look at smoking. While many factors have contributed to a decline in U.S. smoking — new laws, employment and health insurance-related disincentives, educational initiatives and growing social pressure — the simple fact may be basic economic factors such as cost:
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