NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Time Preference, Time Discounting, and Smoking Decisions

Ahmed Khwaja, Dan Silverman, Frank Sloan

NBER Working Paper No. 12615
Issued in October 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research has been supported in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Substance Abuse Research Program. "Why Mature Smokers Don't Quit." We acknowledge the able research assistance of Yang Wang, and thank Judith Wagner for her suggestions about computing the longevity gains from colonoscopy. All remaining errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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