313.685.81 THE ECONOMICS OF TOBACCO CONTROL
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.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to calculate the economic impacts of tobacco consumption – and to discuss the role that economic analysis plays in the tools and policies available to confront this public health challenges.
Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.