Enforcers of health

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May 5, 2011
Liberty Unbound
by Bruce Ramsey  
Posted in Commentary

"Libertarians have uneasy thoughts about the enforcers of public health. In my state, the public health authorities banned tobacco billboards — an act that some thought a violation of the First Amendment. This year, they pushed in the legislature to ban the sale of flavored cigars and pipe tobacco. In both cases, they have said that their aim is to make tobacco less attractive to children. A century ago the fight was much more immediately vital. Then people of libertarian mind were fighting with the public health enforcers over the control of smallpox." (05/04/11)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/554  

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