TITLE

Legislating for health-related gain: striking a balance

AUTHOR(S)
Maryon-Davis, Alan
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 8, p747
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses the role of legislation to ban smoking for safety of public health. He states that whenever the government makes regulations to ban smoking in public places it in a way restricts the individual freedom. He mentions that government should strike a balance when making laws for the benefit of public health. He highlights that before formulating policy related to public health the government should consider personal freedom and cost effectiveness to the society.
ACCESSION #
50629193

 

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