Paternalism and Health Behavior

  • Tore Nilstun


Smoking is a preventable health risk to smokers as well as to nonsmokers who are exposed to tobacco smoke (Eriksson, LaMaistre, & Newell, 1988; Healthy People 2000, 1991; Peto, 1994), and costs related to the use of tobacco are substantial (Hocking, Grain, & Gordon, 1994). It is therefore not surprising that far-reaching measures have been suggested to protect individuals against the dangers of smoking (Leppo & Verio, 1986; Roemer, 1993), frequently with strong opposition from the tobacco industry (Editorial, 1994; Stanton & Begay, 1994).


Health Behavior Tobacco Industry Harm Principle Ethical Conflict Health Care Ethic 
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  • Tore Nilstun
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  1. 1.Department of Medical EthicsUniversity of LundLundSweden

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