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the ethics of smoking

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To sell
or
Not to sell ? -That is the ethical question Would you eat or drink these products ? TOBACCO + CHEMICALS 5.5 trillion produced a year = $700.8 Billion dollars smoking even just one cigarette has negative effects on the body Effects of smoking lung, mouth, nose, voice box, tongue, nasal sinus, esophagus, throat, pancreas, bone marrow ,kidney, cervix, ovary, ureter, liver, bladder, bowel and stomach Cancer : Lung diseases : Emphysema Heart damage : Coronary artery disease
Poor blood circulation Eye damage : Irreversible Blindness Second-hand smoke “There is no safe level of exposure
to second hand smoke" Quit now Passive smoking Young person = Inhaling the equivalent to 150
self smoked cigarettes risk of Lung Cancer by 30 % The Cost of smoking Tobacco creates
$ 670 million dollars
of Hospital expenses per year Is It Ethical ? Dr Clete Snell Hunting Responsible use Moderation Cigarettes are the
“only legally available product that when
„used as directed will kill the user
and injure others.” Freedom
vs.
Responsibility Emmanuel Tchividjian D
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Y Duty ethics = Responsibility to do what is right , because it is right. "With freedom comes great responsibility" Age old saying According to Charles Kingsley true freedom is that
"where man is free to do what he ought. “ What responsibility do Individual Smokers
+
Tobacco providers have to our society? Duty not to kill Moral law states Killing is wrong Personal responsibility
to stop smoking + Responsiblity of companies to
stop providing tobcacco The Categorical Imperative Immanuel Kant “all human beings should be treated as free
and equal members of a shared moral community” "Always act in such a way that you can will that the maxim of your action should become a universal law.” UNREASLISTIC HYPOTHETICAL If Everyone smoked All of the time + = **The categorical imperative is usually only applied when deciding moral laws- not mere every day actions ** We wouldn't want everyone to smoke all of the time

We wouldnt want them to smoke at all therefore Note : FREEDOM TO DO WHAT'S RIGHT Deontology : The most effective solution *Sources Images in order of apperance Cartoon Bleach bottle clip art, Clker.com , 2012 , viewed 22/5/13 http://www.clker.com/clipart-bleach-bottle.html
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