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Is it right to profit from addiction? Is it right to profit from harm?

Is it right to profit from the sale of addictive products and services, specifically, from the portion of consumers who are addicted i.e. cannot control their consumption? Whilst morality is a subjective issue, the harm that is caused by this practice is measurable. Therefore is it right to profit from causing harm?

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  • Oct 2 2012: I believe it is wrong. Everyone has a choice including the choice not to sell the addictive products and services. Why don't they deal/sell the solution to this addiction instead? Is it because love is free? You have the right to sell or do whatever you want but when it harms others there may be line there that should not be crossed. Then again can you not say it is the fault of the addicted for getting addicted to something they knew was addictive in the first place? Then again we do have free will and also have the right to make mistakes.

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