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For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health

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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," award-winning 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 ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Free Press (first published 1998)
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Jacob Sullum, For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health (Free Press, 1998)

It took me a long, long time to get through this book, but it was worth it. I still don't understand how Sullum managed (or why he felt it necessary) to present a balanced view of the stupidity to be found within these pages (and make no mistake, this is balanced; those who would call it “biased” obviously didn't read far enough between the lines to see all the value judgments and the lik
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