Smokers' pleasure counts in new U.S. tobacco rules

  • by: Sabrina Tavernise , New York Times
  • Updated: August 7, 2014 - 1:03 AM

WASHINGTON – Buried deep in the federal government’s voluminous new tobacco regulations is a little-known economic analysis with a potentially poisonous outcome for public policy. It assumes that the benefits from reducing smoking have to be weighed against the loss in pleasure that smokers suffer when they give up their habit.

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