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Dying for a cigarette: who's to blame

Fletcher, Roland (2001). Dying for a cigarette: who's to blame. Law Teacher, 35(3) pp. 398–414.

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The tort of negligence is primarily concerned with the conduct of individuals within society and seeks to act as a deterrent by modifying a person's behaviour. However, within any society a conflict of interest(s) may arise resulting in harm including physical injury. The law of tort has evolved through case law, legislation and public policy, the last either by recognising a duty of care exists or restricting such a duty to prescribed criteria. Public policy has been an issue when dealing with claims in Britain against the tobacco industry for smoking related illnesses. In America actions brought against tobacco manufacturers have been successful. The Labour (then) Government has recognised the controversial issues involved in smoking tobacco and is attempting to address the health problems.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2001 Sweet & Maxwell
ISSN: 1943-0353
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 39368
Depositing User: Roland Fletcher
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 15:54
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:21
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