Sunday, August 7, 2011

Freedom vs. public health

Freedom VS. Public Health

As tragic as the 50,000 number seems, in comparison to overall deaths, it is a drop in the bucket. The 600,000 secondhand smoke-related deaths worldwide feels large - until you realize it accounts for only 1 percent of all annual deaths.

The results of the Smoke Free Horry crusade will help us determine if a majority of the public and elected officials in a conservative district in a conservative state believe that protecting a certain, personal harmful freedom - in the name of protecting freedom in general - is more important than a collective good.

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