Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Ethics of Smoking

A Kansas City doctor suggested to me years ago that the way to save medical costs was to have more smokers. They would simply die before accessing Medicare and Social Security.

Provocative? Yes, but it’s almost amusing how we treat tobacco companies and their consumers. We make it as difficult as possible to promote and use a legal product, then happily accept the taxes generated by sales of said product.

Right or wrong?

Link: Smoking is cost-effective, says report, BBC News



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