Encyclopedia of Smoking and Tobacco

Encyclopedia of Smoking and Tobacco

by Arlene B. Hirschfelder
     
 

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Here's a comprehensive reference guide that gives readers the entire story about the volatile issue of smoking in North America from the 1600s to the present. This encyclopedia is the ideal source for understanding today's controversies in a historical context. It offers something for everyone, covering social, legal, medical, science, business, and international

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Here's a comprehensive reference guide that gives readers the entire story about the volatile issue of smoking in North America from the 1600s to the present. This encyclopedia is the ideal source for understanding today's controversies in a historical context. It offers something for everyone, covering social, legal, medical, science, business, and international issues. The A-Z format offers nearly 600 entries (400-800 words each), plus charts, tables, a list of selected topics, and more than 70 photographs. Its chronology starts with Columbus and continues through recent lawsuits. And its appendixes cover a wide range of information, from Surgeon General's reports, to essays by expert contributors, to landmark legal cases regarding workplace issues.

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Presents 560 entries with current and historical information relating to tobacco production, marketing, and consumption from the 17th century to the present. Also includes essays by expert contributors, an extensive bibliography of print and Internet resources, and a chronology spanning 1492 to 1999, as well as Surgeon General reports and landmark cases on workplace smoking. Essays discuss tobacco and health, union issues, product liability, and warning labels. The volume includes b&w photos and illustrations of key figures and ads. The author is an educator on tobacco history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573562027
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/19/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

ARLENE B. HIRSCHFELDER is a historian and authority who has written extensively on smoking and tobacco. /e Also recognized as a contemporary scholar of Native American studies, she has combined her backgrounds to become an expert on Native American ceremonial tobacco use and abuse. Her writing credits include The Tobacco Chronicles: Tobacco Practices, Policies, and Research Among American Indians and Alaska Natives, 1880-1995

ck Butts: A Kids Action Guide for a Tobacco-Free America

d A Century of Smoking and Tobacco.

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