Journal of Business Ethics 10 (1):23 - 27 (1991)

Cigarette smoke is the most dangerous of the toxic elements in our environment. Smoking is responsible for almost 500 000 deaths each year in the United States — more than any other environmental toxin. The medical evidence is clear, mainstream and sidestream smoke kills people, and anyone who participates in the spreading of this smoke is acting unethically. Yet, when there are no governmental laws that ban smoking in public, most business-people allow smoking in their places of business. These businesspeople are acting in an unethical manner, a manner which endangers customers and employees. This paper examines the impact on the environment of smoking in public and concludes that businesses must move quickly to ban smoking, or we will need nationwide, uniform legal restrictions to force ethical action in this critical area.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/BF00383689
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 59,687
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases.Manuel G. Velasquez - 1988 - Journal of Business Ethics 7 (8):592-604.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Public Health: Smoking Ban Exceeds Board of Health's Authority.Sam Lockner - 2003 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 31 (1):163-165.
Free to Smoke.Walter E. Block - 2010 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 29 (1-4):135-153.
The Smoking Penalty: Distributive Justice or Smokism?Martin J. Lecker - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 84 (S1):47 - 64.
Smoking and Social Justice.Kristin Voigt - 2010 - Public Health Ethics 3 (2):91-106.
On Causal Inference in Determinism and Indeterminism.Joseph Berkovitz - 2002 - In Harald Atmanspacher & Robert Bishop (eds.), Between Chance and Choice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Determinism. Thorverton Uk: Imprint Academic. pp. 237--278.
The Ethics of Smoking Policies.Judy C. Nixon & Judy F. West - 1989 - Journal of Business Ethics 8 (6):409 - 414.


Added to PP index

Total views
36 ( #291,254 of 2,432,279 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #466,747 of 2,432,279 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes