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Balancing Public Health Against Individual Liberty : The Ethics of Smoking Regulations

  title={Balancing Public Health Against Individual Liberty : The Ethics of Smoking Regulations},
  author={Richard Daynard and Gostin},
Ten years ago, philosopher Robert E. Goodin published "No Smoking: The Ethical Issues." Goodin argued that the liberty of smokers can be justifiably limited for two reasons: to prevent harm to third persons and to prevent harm to smokers themselves under circumstances which make their decision to smoke substantially non-autonomous. In this article Thaddeus Pope reexamines the harm principle and the soft paternalism principle in light of more recent legal developments, gives them additional… 
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  • Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy
  • 2021