Smoking & Non-Smoking

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Once considered a symbol of glamour and sophistication, smoking has been targeted by doctors, lawyers, and — increasingly — lawmakers. Smoking restrictions are proposed for playgrounds, college campuses and private homes. Join host Neal Conan for a look at these laws and a discussion about whether they go too far, or not far enough.

Guests:

Alma Adams
*North Carolina State Representative (D)
*Authored bill banning smoking on floor of North Carolina Assembly

Joe Nation
*California Assemblyman (D)
*Co-author of bill that would raise smoking age to 21 in California
*Co-author of bill that would limit smoking in private residences in California


John Kirkwood
*President and CEO of American Lung Association

Jacob Sullum
*Senior editor of Reason magazine
*Author of For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health (Free Press, 1998)

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