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  1. Smokers’ Regrets and the Case for Public Health Paternalism.T. M. Wilkinson - forthcoming - Public Health Ethics.
    Paternalist policies in public health often aim to improve people’s well-being by reducing their options, regulating smoking offering a prime example. The well-being challenge is to show that people really are better off for having their options reduced. The distribution challenge is to show how the policies are justified since they produce losers as well as winners. If we start from these challenges, we can understand the importance of the empirical evidence that a very high proportion of smokers regret smoking. (...)
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