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Tobacco. the Jurist’s Viewpoint

  • Robert Badinter

Abstract

The viewpoint of a jurist on tobacco cannot be that of a political leader or that of a moralist. It is certainly the responsibility of a politician to fight against tobacco use once it has been shown that it is an imperative for public health. It may be within the competence of a moralist to question the right of individuals to do as they please with their own bodies, even with their own lives, “so long as they do not harm others”, or to denounce this or that behaviour. But the jurist has the duty to analyse the nature and the panoply of legal means to enforce different tobacco control legislation, try to measure their efficacy and finally take into account the legal problems created by the wealth of existing norms.

Keywords

Tobacco Control Tobacco Manufacturer Environmental Tobacco Smoke Passive Smoking Tobacco Industry 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Badinter
    • 1
  1. 1.Conseil ConstitutionelParisFrance

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