Unlucky Strike

John Staddon talked about his book, Unlucky Strike: Private Health and the Science, Law and Politics of Smoking, in which he says that… read more

John Staddon talked about his book, Unlucky Strike: Private Health and the Science, Law and Politics of Smoking, in which he says that cigarette smokers are being unfairly targeted by the government. He argued that smoking is not as risky as many people believe and says the data on second-hand smoke is unreliable. He further argued that lifetime medical costs for smokers are less than for nonsmokers, so penalizing (taxing) smokers for being a burden on our healthcare system is unjustified. Professor Staddon spoke at the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, North Carolina. close

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  • John Staddon Professor Emeritus Duke University->Biology Department
  • Kory Swanson Executive Vice President Locke (John) Foundation

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    John Staddon, David Hockney
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Unlucky Strike

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Program ID:
319715-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Jun 07, 2014 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 20, 2014 | 3:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jun 07, 2014 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 08, 2014 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 22, 2014 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2014 | 1:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 2014 | 3:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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