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A case for tobacco content regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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PMID:  20697516     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Although many people welcome the recent move by the United States to give its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate the content of tobacco, some worry that such regulation constitutes unwarranted interference with the freedom of competent adult tobacco consumers. The concern for protecting the autonomy of individuals is valuable indeed, but given the highly addictive nature of tobacco products (and especially the nicotine in tobacco products), the continued use of tobacco by smokers cannot -without straining credulity-be said to be autonomous. This fact, combined with a proper construal of the FDA's role and an appreciation of the substantial morbidity and mortality associated with tobacco use, makes a strong case for content regulation.
J A du Toit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current oncology (Toronto, Ont.)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1198-0052     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Oncol     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-10     Completed Date:  2011-07-13     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502503     Medline TA:  Curr Oncol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-61     Citation Subset:  -    
Philosophy Department, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 South Africa.
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