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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Hugh Waters
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Introduces students to the economic tools and analysis used to confront the public health challenges caused by smoking. Reviews the evidence of the health and economic consequences of tobacco use. Emphasizes the rationale for increases in taxes, financial incentives to discontinue tobacco cultivation, and regulatory measures such as bans on smoking in public places and restrictions on access for minors. Provides economic tools and background information for public health specialists, policymakers, the news media, and others interested in using evidence-based policy to prioritize and address public health concerns related to tobacco control.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
calculate the economic impacts of tobacco consumption
to discuss the role that economic analysis plays in the tools and policies available to confront this public health challenges

Methods of Assessment: Participation in chat sessions and final paper
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This course was offered in 2009/10 as 313.841.51