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"Smoke in Your Eyes: The Struggle over Tobacco Control in the European Union"

Duina, Francesco and Kurzer, Paulette (2003) "Smoke in Your Eyes: The Struggle over Tobacco Control in the European Union". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, Tennessee. (Unpublished)

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    [From the Introduction]. In this paper, we argue that questions related to the Commission’s legitimacy arise when it takes action in areas which (a) require deep scientific and technical knowledge, (b) are emotionally and morally charged, (c) are a bit removed from the single market initiative. Our particular example is EU tobacco control and the lengthy effort to gain approval for a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising. The long delay occurred as national approaches to public health diverged, which then provided opportunities for private cigarette companies to block passage of the advertising ban in the Council of Ministers.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tobacco control.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > public health policy (including global activities)
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Commission
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Paulette Kurzer
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2003
    Page Range: p. 20
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:15

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