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10. Problems and Applications Q10 Consider public policy aimed at smoking. Studies indicate that the price elastioty of demand for cigarettes is about 0.2 If a pack ofagarettes currenty costs $5 and the government wants to reduce smoking by 10% it should increase the price by If the government permanently increases the price of cigarettes, the effect on smoking 1 year from now will be % ▼ than the effect 5 years from now Studies also find that teenagers have a higher price elastioty of demand than do adults Which of the following statements are consistent with this result? Check all that apply □ It is legal for adults to consume alcohol, so many choose to spend ther money on that good rather than ogarettes. Adults are more likely to be addicted to cigarettes □ Teenagers do not have as much income as adults, so they are more price sensitive.
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