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Volume 23 • Number 3

July 2009



Environmental Tobacco Smoke as Child Abuse or Endangerment: A Case for Expanded Regulation

by D. R. Cooley

Much effort and many resources have been expended in enacting smoking bans for private businesses catering to adult-only clientele. Although the arguments in favor of bans leave much to be desired, many people believe that banning smoking in the hospitality industry is justified.

What is puzzling is the lack of attention on banning smoking around children in cars, houses, and other private property. After all, if such prohibitions are justified for autonomous adults, then they must be for non-autonomous minors as well. A good case can be made out for banning smoking around children in the best interests of their health.

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ISSN: 2152-0542