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The Resource Golden Holocaust : Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition

Golden Holocaust : Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition

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Golden Holocaust : Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
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Golden Holocaust
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Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
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eng
Summary
The cigarette is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. It is also one of the most beguiling, thanks to more than a century of manipulation at the hands of tobacco industry chemists. In Golden Holocaust, Robert N. Proctor draws on reams of formerly-secret industry documents to explore how the cigarette came to be the most widely-used drug on the planet, with six trillion sticks sold per year. He paints a harrowing picture of tobacco manufacturers conspiring to block the recognition of tobacco-cancer hazards, even as they ensnare legions of scientists and politicians in a
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Golden Holocaust : Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
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Golden Holocaust : Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1pnxdm
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Prologue; Introduction: Who Knew What and When?; Part One. The Triumph of the Cigarette; 1. The Flue-Curing Revolution; 2. Matches and Mechanization; 3. War Likes Tobacco, Tobacco Likes War; 4. Taxation: The Second Addiction; 5. Marketing Genius Unleashed; 6. Sponsoring Sports to Sell Smoke; 7. Parties, the Arts, and Extreme Expeditions; 8. Clouding the Web: Tobacco 2.0; Part Two. Discovering the Cancer Hazard; 9. Early Experimental Carcinogenesis; 10. Roffo's Foray and the Nazi Response
  • 11. "Sold American": Tobacco-Friendly Research at the Medical College of Virginia12. A Most Feared Document: Claude E. Teague's 1953 "Survey of Cancer Research"; 13. "Silent Collaborators": Clandestine Cancer Research Financed by Tobacco via the Damon Runyon Fund; 14. Ecusta's Experiments; 15. Consensus, Hubris, and Duplicity; Part Three. Conspiracy on a Grand Scale; 16. The Council for Tobacco Research: Distraction Research, Decoy Research, Filibuster Research; 17. Agnotology in Action; 18. Measuring Ignorance: The Impact of Industry Disinformation on Popular Knowledge of Tobacco Hazards
  • 19. Filter Flimflam20. The Grand Fraud of Ventilation; 21. Crack Nicotine: Freebasing to Augment a Cigarette's "Kick"; 22. The "Light Cigarette" Scam; 23. Penetrating the Universities; 24. Historians Join the Conspiracy; Part Four. Radiant Filth and Redemption; 25. What's Actually in Your Cigarette?; 26. Radioactivity in Cigarette Smoke: "Three Mile Marlboro" and the Sleeping Giant; 27. The Odd Business of Butts--and the Global Warming Wild Card; 28. "Safer" Cigarettes?; 29. Globalizing Death; 30. What Must Be Done; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Lexicon of Tobacco Industry Jargon
  • Timeline of Global Tobacco Mergers and AcquisitionsTimeline of Tobacco Industry Diversification into Candy, Food, Alcohol, and Other Products; Acknowledgments; Index
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