Comparative Reasoning

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 12
Lesson 1, 2
Link (library article): The Doctors’ Choice Is America’s Choice”: The Physician in US Cigarette Advertisements, 1930-1953
(Links to an external site.)
Link (library article): The Opioid Epidemic: Who Is to Blame?
(Links to an external site.)
Link (article): The Opioid Epidemic: It’s Time to Place Blame Where It Belongs
(Links to an external site.)
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook and noted readings)

Introduction
The medical profession has a muddled and contradictory association with its approach toward the tobacco industry. While the profession now firmly opposes smoking and vigorously publicizes the serious, even fatal, health hazards associated with smoking, this was not always so. Advertisements for tobacco products, including cigarettes “… became a ready source of income for numerous medical organizations and journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), as well as many branches and bulletins of local medical associations” (Wolinsky & Brune, 1994). Physicians and references to doctors and smoking were once common in tobacco industry advertisements. The story of physicians and the promotion of smoking can be found in “The Doctors’ Choice Is America’s Choice” (Gardner & Brandt, 2006).

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The role of physicians in the current opioid crisis is now under scrutiny on television (Farmer, 2019) by trade publications (King, 2018), peer-reviewed journals (deShazo, et al, 2018), and by physicians themselves (Hirsch, 2019).

Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, research the history of the association of doctors with tobacco companies and tobacco advertising. Read about the association of doctors with the opioid crisis. Then, address the following:

In what way are the two situations comparable?
In what way are they different?
Apply the concept of moral equivalence. Is the conduct of doctors in relation to smoking and the tobacco industry morally equivalent to the conduct of doctors in the opioid crisis? Explain your position and be very specific. For information on Comparative Reasoning check on this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_reasoning

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