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Senator Finisterre introduces a bill intended to discourage smoking. Nick Naylor says that this type of action is an attempt to restrain personal freedom. Discuss the role of government in public health. Do politicians have a duty to discourage legal activity that is detrimental to public health?

Is Nick Naylor a trusting individual? His vocation is dependent upon deception, but he is easily deceived by his coworkers. He is a critical thinker, but he strays often when faced with women that express interest in him. Discuss the extent to which this worldly individual is an innocent in the plot.

Examine the reasoning people involved in the tobacco-lobbying industry are motivated by. Compare the objectives of Nick, the Captain, and Gomez O'Neal.

Polly and Nick do not carry on a romantic affair in the body in the novel. In the latter chapters, Nick becomes aware that she cares...

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