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Lecture 16 - Evolution of Tobacco Law

Lecture 16 - Evolution of Tobacco Law

This video was recorded at YALE - EVST 255 - Environmental Politics and Law. This lecture continues the previous class's discussion of tobacco law. In this class, Professor Wargo highlights the unique issues of freedom of choice and freedom of speech that tobacco regulation create, as tobacco regulation restricts individual choice and corporate freedom of speech via advertising restrictions. Tobacco law also illustrates the difficulties of managing environmental hazards in the face of an industry with the resources to fund its own research and to fight regulation at every step of the process. The passing of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009 is held up as a success story in tobacco regulation, as it places stricter standards on tobacco corporations. Reading assignment: Kessler, A Question of Intent Resources Lecture 16 [PDF]

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