This edition discusses a variety of issues related to tobacco use and smoking through a for-or-against collection of articles. Readers will examine whether or not tobacco use is a serious problem, the impact of tobacco regulation, the regulation of smoking alternatives, and the media's role in affecting an individual's smoking or nonsmoking choices.
ContentsTobacco use is on the rise / S.R. Dube, [et al.]
Tobacco use is decreasing / Marc Kaufman
Teenage social smoking leads to nicotine addiction / Richa Gulati
Social smoking demographics / NewsRX Science
Secondhand smoke negatively impacts people worldwide / Mattias Oberg, [et al.]
The dangers of secondhand smoke are overblown / Michael Siegel
Smoking bans in public places are beneficial / Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Smoking bans are ineffective / Thomas A. Lambert
Unrestrained smoking impinges on human freedom / Amartya Sen
Government's intervention on health issues impinges on freedoms / Jacob Sullum
Cigarette taxes benefit society as a whole / Rachel Kaprielian and Herman Hamilton
Cigarette taxes punish the wrong people / Bruce Smith and Kathryn Hickok
Global tobacco control would save lives / Prabhat Jha
Banning cigarettes is unfeasible / Tony Newman
E-cigarettes are dangerous and need better regulation / Anna Trtchounian and Prue Talbot
E-cigarette vapor is less harmful than secondhand smoke / Michael Siegel
Banning flavored cigarettes prevents addiction by young people / Kathleen Quinn, [et al.]
Banning flavored cigarettes is protectionism disguised as public service / Elizabeth Nolan Brown
Smokeless tobacco is just as harmful as cigarettes / Lorinda Bullock
Smokeless tobacco is a safer, effective way to quit smoking / Jeff Stier and Brad Roda
Smoking should be banned from movies meant for youth / Ronald M. Davis, [et al.]
Regulations to address smoking in films are largely misguided / Simon Chapman
Adding more graphic warnings to cigarette packs is an effective antismoking deterrent / Geoffrey T. Fong, David Hammond and Sara C. Hitchman
Adding more graphic warnings to cigarette packs will backfire / Jochim Hansen, Susanne Winzeler and Sascha Topolinski
Banning tobacco ads is a violation of the First Amendment / Caroline Frederickson and Michael MacLeod-Ball
Tobacco ads endanger women / Anna Quindlen.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
-- United States.
Smoking -- United States.
|Publisher|| Detroit :Greenhaven Press,2012
252 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-240) and index.