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The Cigarette Century : The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America - Allan M. Brandt

The Cigarette Century

The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America

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Published: 6th January 2009
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From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, "The Cigarette Century" is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. "The Cigarette Century" shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives--and deaths.

"It is a remarkable story, clearly told, astonishingly well documented." The Economist "An extraordinary history of smoking." The Lancet "[The Cigarette Century] is a masterpiece of medical history." TLS"

Introduction: The Camel Man and Mep. 1
Culture
Pro Bono Publicop. 19
Tobacco as Much as Bulletsp. 45
Engineering Consentp. 69
Science
More Doctors Smoke Camelsp. 105
The Causal Conundrump. 131
Constructing Controversyp. 159
Politics
The Surgeon General Has Determinedp. 211
Congress: The Best Filter Yetp. 241
Your Cigarette Is Killing Mep. 279
Law
Nicotine Is the Productp. 319
Mr. Butts Goes to Washingtonp. 357
The Trials of Big Tobaccop. 401
Globalization
Exporting an Epidemicp. 449
Epilogue: The Crime of the Centuryp. 493
Referencesp. 507
Note on Sourcesp. 579
Acknowledgmentsp. 583
Indexp. 585
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ISBN: 9780465070480
ISBN-10: 0465070485
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 6th January 2009
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.6  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.64