Book Notes “Economics and Social Sciences” 3/2015
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Alberto Alemanno and Amandine Garde (Eds.): Regulating lifestyle risks: The EU, alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy diets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-10706-342-6. 402 pp., USD 115.00.
This book offers the first systematic analysis of the emerging policy regulating lifestyle risks, such as tobacco consumption, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets, and lack of physical activity, in light of the moral, philosophical, legal, and political challenges associated with the regulation of individual choices. It focuses, in particular, on the role the European Union could and should play in promoting healthier lifestyle. By tackling the main non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors, the book endeavours to identify common themes and determine whether and, if so, to what extent the lessons learned in relation to each area of EU intervention could be transposed to the others. By focusing on the European Union legal order, the book highlights both the opportunities that...