Ashes to Ashes

The History of Smoking and Health

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Future historians will wonder why, despite the risks, society persisted in its warm relationship with the cigarette; by the end of the century global consumption was still rising. The 1995 symposium at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine not only examined tobacco's connection with health, but the varied attitudes towards smoking, which have included regarding it as ‘manly', relaxing, fashionable - and decadent. A particular feature was a witness seminar attended not only by those who had made the initial discovery but by those with a crucial role in promoting public awareness of the dangers. And, as shown in this book, we still cannot escape the paradox that, while a considerable proportion of a country's population is hooked on the cigarette, the tobacco industry and the government are equally addicted to the profits and tax revenues it generates.

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Table of contents
Contributors

Introduction
Stephen LOCK

Webs of Drug Dependence: Towards a Political History of Tobacco
Jordan GOODMAN

‘A Microbe of the Devil's Own Make': Religion and Science in the British Anti-Tobacco Movement, 1853-1908
Matthew HILTON and Simon NIGHTINGALE

The Moral Symbolism of Tobacco in Dutch Genre Painting
David HARLEY

Tobacco and Victorian Literature
Hugh COCKERELL

Pushing the Weed: The Editorializing and Advertising of Tobacco in the Lancet and the British Medical Journal, 1880-1958
Peter BARTRIP

The First Reports on Smoking and Lung Cancer
Sir Richard DOLL

Science and Policy: The Case of Postwar British Smoking Policy
Virginia BERRIDGE

Blow Some My Way: Passive Smoking, Risk and American Culture
Allan M. BRANDT

Smoking and the Royal College of Physicians
Sir Christopher C. BOOTH

Ashes to Ashes: Witness on Smoking
Sir Francis Avery JONES

The Story of the Reports on Smoking and Health by the Royal College of Physicians
Charles FLETCHER

ASH: Witness on Smoking
David SIMPSON

Austin Bradford Hill and the Nobel Prize
Sir John CROFTON

Horace Joules' Role in the Control of Cigarette Smoking
Keith BALL

The History of the Norwegian Ban on Tobacco Advertising
Kjell BJARTVEIT

Concluding Remarks
Roy PORTER

Index
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