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The Resource For your own good : the anti-smoking crusade and the tyranny of public health, Jacob Sullum

For your own good : the anti-smoking crusade and the tyranny of public health, Jacob Sullum

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For your own good : the anti-smoking crusade and the tyranny of public health
Title
For your own good
Title remainder
the anti-smoking crusade and the tyranny of public health
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Sullum
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The tobacco controversy is usually portrayed as a battle between selfless defenders of public health and greedy merchants of death. In For Your Own Good, journalist Jacob Sullum argues that such a view conceals the true nature of the crusade for a smoke-free society. As Sullum demonstrates, this struggle is not about the behavior of corporations; it's about the behavior of individuals. It is an attempt by one group of people to impose their tastes and preferences on another. For Your Own Good shows that long before Philip Morris or R. J. Reynolds existed, tobacco's opponents condemned smoking as disgusting, immoral, addictive, unhealthy, and inconsiderate. In recent decades, they have used scientific evidence that smoking is hazardous to enlist the state in their crusade, arguing that the government has an obligation to discourage behavior that might lead to disease or injury. Given this country's tradition of limited government, however, Americans tend to be skeptical of this argument. Sullum justifies their misgivings, noting that achieving a "smoke-free society" in a nation where tens of millions choose to smoke is necessarily an exercise in tyranny
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DLC
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Sullum, Jacob
Dewey number
363.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5751
LC item number
.S85 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 J-097
  • HV 5751
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antismoking movement
  • Smoking
  • Public opinion
  • Smoking
  • Passive smoking
  • Smoking
  • Health Policy
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Public Opinion
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution
  • United States
  • Antismoking movement
  • Passive smoking
  • Public opinion
  • Smoking
  • Smoking
  • United States
  • Movimiento antitabaco
  • Hábito de fumar
  • Opinión pública
  • Hábito de fumar
  • Fumadores pasivos
  • Hábito de fumar
  • Política médica
  • Opinión pública
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For your own good : the anti-smoking crusade and the tyranny of public health, Jacob Sullum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix: Ten Myths of the Anti-Smoking Movement
  • From Devil's Weed to Soldier's Friend
  • Appropriate Remedial Action
  • Coughing Cowboys
  • Vice Charge
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Try, Try Again
  • Little White Slavers
  • Doctor's Orders
Control code
ocm38206893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 338 p.
Isbn
9780684827360
Lccn
98010798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38206893
  • (OCoLC)38206893
Label
For your own good : the anti-smoking crusade and the tyranny of public health, Jacob Sullum
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-327) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendix: Ten Myths of the Anti-Smoking Movement
  • From Devil's Weed to Soldier's Friend
  • Appropriate Remedial Action
  • Coughing Cowboys
  • Vice Charge
  • Smoke Alarm
  • Try, Try Again
  • Little White Slavers
  • Doctor's Orders
Control code
ocm38206893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 338 p.
Isbn
9780684827360
Lccn
98010798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38206893
  • (OCoLC)38206893

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