While smoking and obesity may have nuanced differences as public health problems, this Article briefly argues that those differences should not pose an obstacle to certain paternalistic attempts to regulate them similarly. Specifically, observed successes in reducing smoking through taxation, labeling requirements, and advertising bans could likewise prove successful in reducing obesity.
Hoffman, Laura, "Cigarettes vs. Soda: The Argument for Similar Public Health Regulation of Smoking and Obesity Response" (2014). Connecticut Law Review. 259.