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In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 file photo, a man smokes in Omaha, Neb.

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Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die prematurely from their unhealthy habits?


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