tobacco

Quitting Smoking Can Increase Weight More Than We Thought

Obesity is a growing health problem in the United States with prevalence rates rising from 13 percent in the 1960s...

The Economic Impact of Frugality: Evidence from Tobacco Farmers in Malawi

Tobacco farmers in Malawi were offered a direct-deposit savings account, which yielded significant positive impacts on their financial behavior and increases in their agricultural outputs. These results suggest a potential driver for economic growth and poverty reduction in the region.

To Smoke or Not to Smoke: Evidence on the ineffectiveness of warning labels

Cigarette package warning labels might not make a difference, as researchers find smokers do not make decisions based on their existence.

No Smoking: Hospital non-smoking policies’ effect on smokers

How well do hospitals fare in maintaining smoke-free grounds, and who gets caught in the fray with such policies?