Economic theory and anti-smoking graphics

So the tobacco companies are going to court to try and stop a government requirement that they show graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette packages.

I don’t smoke and I don’t like to see other people smoking.  Nor do I like to tell others not to smoke

I also like the perfect competition model which says that all participants in a market should have complete information about the products and the market conditions.  I believe it is good for governments to require firms to publish information about their business so that consumers can make informed decisions according to their own values.  This is probably the best and maybe the only way governments should interfere in the economy.

So are emotional pictures a part of the required knowledge about a product that is highly addictive?  What other information about the industry should its customers know?


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