Dear Economist

Will Power

Dear Economist,

I like the idea of smoking; people who do it seem to get a lot of pleasure from it. But I don’t want it seriously to curtail my longevity. So at what age could I sensibly start smoking in order to achieve sufficient pleasure to make the shortening of lifespan worthwhile?

Peter, London

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30th of June, 2007Dear Economist • Comments off