Eric A. Feldman, “Shots for Tots?’”
Shots for Tots?
Article first published online: 6 MAY 2013
© 2013 by The Hastings Center
Hastings Center Report
Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 34–35, May-June 2013
How to Cite
Feldman, E. A. (2013), Shots for Tots?. Hastings Center Report, 43: 34–35. doi: 10.1002/hast.175
- Issue published online: 6 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 6 MAY 2013
By endorsing the use of a vaccine that makes the experience of puffing on a cigarette deeply distasteful, Lieber and Millum have taken the first few tentative steps into a future filled with medical interventions that manipulate individual preferences. It is tempting to embrace the careful arguments of “Preventing Sin” and celebrate the possibility that the profound individual and social costs of smoking will finally be tamed. Yet there is something unsettling about the possibility that parental discretion may be on the cusp of a radical expansion, one that involves a new and unexplored approach to behavior modification.