Smoking: Who Has the Right? / Edition 1

Smoking: Who Has the Right? / Edition 1

by Schaler, Jeffrey A. Schaler, Jeffrey A.
     
 

Is cigarette smoking an addiction or a choice? Does society or the government have the right to decide who may smoke and where? Are there such things as "smoker's rights"? Unique and timely, this collection is the very best work on the subject from the leading experts in public policy, health, economics, law, sociology, psychology, and history, seeking answers to

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Is cigarette smoking an addiction or a choice? Does society or the government have the right to decide who may smoke and where? Are there such things as "smoker's rights"? Unique and timely, this collection is the very best work on the subject from the leading experts in public policy, health, economics, law, sociology, psychology, and history, seeking answers to questions that divide the nation.

Included are essays by George J. Annas, Gary S. Becker, Peter L. Berger, Richard Daynard, Antony Flew, Peter D. Jacobson, Stanton Glantz, Robert E. Goodin, Joseph R. Gusfield, Stephen J. Heishman, Graham E. Kelder, David A. Kessler, Mark Edward Lender, Stephen C. Littlechild, Rajendra Persaud, Robert N. Procter, David Ryder, Robert J. Samuelson, John Slade, Edward L. Sweda Jr., Robert W. Tollison, Richard E. Wagner, Lee S. Weinberg, Walter Williams, and Richard Vatz, among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573922548
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Contemporary Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
357
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Smoking Controversy: A Right to Protect versus A Right to Smoke?9
Pt. ITobacco Use and Regulation: Historical Perspectives and Policy Considerations
1The Analysis of Policy: Understanding the Process of Policy Development23
2Tobacco: The Road to Litigation32
3Historical Overview of Tobacco Legislation and Regulation42
4A Sociological View of the Anti-Smoking Phenomenon63
5A New Prohibition? An Essay on Drinking and Smoking in America79
6The Anti-Tobacco Campaign of the Nazis: A Little Known Aspect of Public Health in Germany, 1933-45114
Suggestions for Further Reading120
Pt. IIFor the Public's Health: Justifying Tobacco Regulation
7The Legal and Scientific Basis for FDA's Assertion of Jurisdiction over Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco123
8The Criminal Case against the Tobacco Industry136
9Tobacco Litigation as Cancer Prevention: Dealing with the Devil163
10Tobacco Industry Tactics173
11Smoking, Stigma, and the Purification of Public Space181
12Judicial Approaches to Tobacco Control: The Third Wave of Tobacco Litigation as a Tobacco Control Mechanism201
Suggestions for Further Reading219
Pt. IIILiberty at Stake: Smoking as Choice, Regulation as Coercion
13The Control of Conduct: Authority versus Autonomy223
14The Tyranny of Experts: Blowing the Whistle on the Cult of Expertise229
15The Social Symbolism of Smoking and Health240
16Smoking, Human Rights, and Civil Liberties267
17Tobacco and Public Policy: A Constitutionalist Perspective292
18Cigarettes and Property Rights305
19Smokers' Rights to Health Care318
20Smoking Right and Responsibility332
21Passive Smoking, Scientific Method, and Corrupted Science336
Suggestions for Further Reading353
Contributors355

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