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What was the cost on other people for the smokers right to smoke? Class had to be stopped to take care of the student with asthma, so everyone missed a lecture they had paid for. The student with asthma misses the rest of his/her classes, and has a hefty emergency room bill (the most expensive form of medical care available) that he/she or their insurance company must pay. Remember, health insurance companies extract premiums from their customers.
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Unformatted text preview: As health care costs increase, very often insurance premiums increase as well. The student with the allergy is generally miserable. The smokers rights have infringed on the rights of others, and it is very difficult if not impossible for the others to recover their damages from this smoker. Thus, legislation is passed that forbids the consumption of cigarettes in certain public areas to resolve this negative externality. 15...
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