Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Assessing Cigarettes' Right to Free Speech - Miller-McCune

Assessing Cigarettes' Right to Free Speech - Miller-McCune:

The government will also undoubtedly argue that it has a substantial interest in protecting public health (and paying for the health care costs of people who wind up with lung cancer). But the last two questions are trickier. Will these images actually discourage smoking and enhance public health, as the government hopes they will? Research on this question is mixed. And even if the images were effective, couldn’t the government warn people about cigarettes with a less drastic tool — like, say, the messages already in use?
Intelligent article,interesting reading.
No snark or sarcasm,I just stuck it here because I thought it deserved a read.

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