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Encyclopedia of Smoking and Tobacco

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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...

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Overview

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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573562027
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/19/1999
  • 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.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Guide to Selected Topics

Encyclopedia of Smoking and Tobacco

Appendix 1: Contributed Essays

Women, Tobacco, and Health by Michele H. Bloch, M.D., Ph.D.

Unions: Labor's Role in Tobacco Control by Regina Carlson

The Tobacco Products Liability Project's Top 10 Tobacco Cases by Mark Gottlieb

SmokeLess States Coalitions and Tobacco Control by Thomas P. Houston, M.D.

Safe Cigarettes by John Slade, M.D.

Warning Labels: Legal Protection for the Tobacco Industry by Elizabeth M. Whelan

Appendix 2: Surgeon General's Reports 1964-1998

Appendix 3: Secondhand Smoke Timeline

Appendix 4: Tobacco Taxation in Countries of the European Union

Appendix 5: Workplace and Smoking: Selected Landmark Cases

Appendix 6: Ten Selected Tobacco Advertising Agencies

Chronology

Bibliography and Web Sites

Index

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