The Tobacco Industry and 21st Century Liability

TheTobacco Industry and 21st Century Liability

Bagley,Constance. Managersand the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century.Boston, MA: Cengage Learning, 2015. Print.

Thisbook presents a discussion on the role of law and ethics in ensuringthat a business is successful in the current global market. Bagley(2015) offers comprehensive and straightforward concepts on the legalenvironment of business and the need for managers to understand thestrategic approach necessary for running a successful business. Ofgreater significance in the text regards the need to fulfill theAACSB requirements that cover the legal, political, ethical, as wellas the regulatory dimensions of business. The book is important tothis topic because it addresses the product liability in the 21stcentury and the tobacco industry. The book will be vital inproviding information on the burden of the tobacco products withregard to the set regulations.

Brandt,Allan. Inventing Conflicts of Interest: A History of Tobacco IndustryTactics. AmericanJournal of Public Health,102.1(2012): 63–71.

Thisarticle presents evidence on the conflicts that have marred thetobacco industry and the tactics that the stakeholders have used todiscredit the science. The tobacco industry stakeholders haveemployed tactics ranging from sophisticated public relations todistortion of the emerging science to absolve itself from theliability of its operations. The author suggests that with a numberof industries following this approach, it would be difficult tooutline the liability of the tobacco industry. The article willassist in providing evidence on the responsibility of the tobaccoindustry in the 21st century.

Gifford,Donald. Suingthe Tobacco and Lead Pigment Industries: Government Litigation asPublic Health Prescription.U.S.A: University of Michigan Press, 2010. Print.

Thisbook by Gifford (2010) covers a narration of the revolution of torthearing in reaction to the problem postured by the 21st-centurypublic health crisis victims seeking reimbursement from thecompanies. The narration that includes cases in over forty-fivestates uncovers the problem that most consumers experience and theneed for the product manufacturing companies to compensate them. Withthe focus placed on the tobacco and the lead pigment Industries, theliability of the industry is well articulated in this text. The bookwill be vital in drafting the background of the study whenresearching the proposed topic.

Reynolds,Christopher. PublicHealth and Environment Law.Sydney: Federation Press, 2011. Print.

Theauthor of this text presents an assessment of the cases, policies, aswell as legislation that affect the public health practice in NewZealand and Australia. Part of the discussion in the text includethe laws that are regarded as significant in areas such as foodsafety, environmental health, obesity, tobacco, and alcohol, as wellas communicable diseases among others. In his discussion, Reynolds(2011) includes the liability of the tobacco producing companies andthe need for tighter regulations in ensuring public health andsafety.