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Don’t mess with my smokes: cigarettes and freedom

Bovens, Luc (2016) Don’t mess with my smokes: cigarettes and freedom. American Journal of Bioethics, 16 (7). pp. 15-17. ISSN 1526-5161

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Identification Number: 10.1080/15265161.2016.1180461


Considerations of objective-value freedom and status freedom do impose constraints on policies that restrict access to cigarettes. As to the objective-value freedom, something of value is lost when anti-alcohol policies lead to pub closures interfering with valued life styles, and a similar, though weaker, argument can be made for cigarettes. As to status freedom, non-arbitrariness requires consultation with vulnerable populations to learn what might aid them with smoking cessation.

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Additional Information: © 2016 Taylor & Francis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Sets: Departments > Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 09:17
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 09:56
Funders: University Center for Human Values of Princeton University

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