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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1986 August; 36(289): 378–380.
PMCID: PMC1960591

Tobacco and ethics


Tobacco is both dangerous and addictive. Its production and use thus raise ethical questions which involve the smoker, parents, teachers, producers, distributors and the State. The moral responsibilities of the various parties are examined critically and legal restrictions are considered to be justified.

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