A Quote That Struck Me

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I was reading the newspaper on the plane last weekend (yes, a paper copy, in 2011!).  There was a story about a New York City campaign designed to scare smokers by placing images of decaying teeth or a diseased lung wherever cigarettes are sold.

This campaign was shot down as Judge Jed Rakoff sided with the tobacco companies, concluding that only the federal government can dictate warnings that must accompany the promotion of cigarettes.

He goes on to say, “Even merchants of morbidity are entitled to the full protection of the law.”