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Anti-Smoking Campaign: New Ad Targets Addicts

Anti-Smoking Campaign: New Ad Targets Addicts | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
A new advertising campaign uses graphic images of polluted blood flowing through the body in an attempt to urge smokers to quit.
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negative externality; advertisement; MSC

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Health experts back car smoking ban

Health experts back car smoking ban | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
More than 700 doctors and other health experts put their names to a letter urging MPs to back a ban in England on smoking in cars with children.
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negative externality; second-hand smoking; telephone while driving; legislation 

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BBC NEWS | Business | Lard lovers face national crisis

Christmas dinners throughout the UK are under threat this year from a shortage of lard as Eastern Europeans stockpile cheap cuts of pork.
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shortage; upsurge in demand; substitutes.

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BBC NEWS | Business | Venezuelan shoppers face food shortages

BBC NEWS | Business | Venezuelan shoppers face food shortages | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
Coffee, beans, sugar and powdered milk shortages hit Venezuela as producers clash with President Chavez over how much they can charge.
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Coffee shortage; Maximum price; less supply; black market

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Why Delhi is losing its clean air war

Why Delhi is losing its clean air war | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
The Indian capital Delhi seems to have given up the fight for clean air, reports Jay Mazoomdaar.
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Negative externality; government intervention; 

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Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco'

Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco' | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
The growing obesity epidemic could be “halted or reversed” in less than five years if the food industry makes cuts the amount of “hidden sugar” in our food, leading doctors have said.

Via Matt Smith
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demerit good; addiction; negative externality

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 11, 2014 4:53 AM

Essential reading. Lots of economics here.

Jay Caulthar's curator insight, January 20, 2014 12:46 PM

#NewDemeritGood

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BBC NEWS | Business | Pub industry hit by rising costs

BBC NEWS | Business | Pub industry hit by rising costs | Microeconomics | Scoop.it
The number of British pubs having to shut is rising as landlords and brewers struggle with higher costs and fewer customers, a trade body says.
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indirect tax

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