Tobacco: A Reference Handbook

Tobacco: A Reference Handbook

by Harold V. Cordry
Tobacco: A Reference Handbook

Tobacco: A Reference Handbook

by Harold V. Cordry


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Tobacco addresses the many interrelated controversies surrounding the historical and current use of tobacco and presents a clear, objective, and thorough treatment of this contentious public health and legal issue.

The American Indians valued tobacco as a wonder drug. When Rodrigo de Jerez, who accompanied Christopher Columbus on his maiden voyage of 1492, returbaned to Spain with tobacco, he was accused of associating with Satan and imprisoned when his compatriots saw smoke coming out of his nose.

This book covers everything from the history of tobacco to health and social issues such as targeting children. Biographical sketches of key personalities associated with tobacco range from Thomas Edison, who refused to hire anybody who smoked cigarettes, to Jean Nicot, the French Ambassador to Portugal in the mid-1500s, from whose name the word nicotine is derived. This title takes the reader through the myriad of issues that make up the tobacco debate in a clear and unbiased way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874369670
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/20/2001
Series: Contemporary World Issues
Pages: 419
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Harold V. Cordry is a professional jourbanalist and editor.

Table of Contents

The Rise of Tobacco in America3
Filter Cigarettes and the Tar Derby10
Surgeon General's Report of 196412
Other Surgeon General and PHS Reports Relating to Tobacco14
The Tobacco Industry Besieged16
Health Risks26
Nicotine and Pharmacology32
Prevalence of and Trends in Tobacco Use38
Underage Tobacco Use41
Tobacco Use Worldwide54
The Future of Tobacco56
Issues and Topics for Research56
3Biographical Sketches119
"State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette and Cigar Smoking among Adults--United States, December 18, 1998,"141
"Cigarette Smoking among American Teens Continues Gradual Decline": News Release and Data148
"Health Effects of Smoking among Young People,"155
"Magazines with High Youth Readership in Which Philip Morris Advertises,"157
"When Quitting Seems Hard,"158
"Don't Let Another Year Go Up in Smoke: Quit Tips,"160
"Cigarettes Should Be Regulated Like Other Drugs, Says Director-General,"162
"Targeting Tobacco Use: The Nation's Leading Cause of Death,"164
Statement by President Clinton (March 21, 2000) in Response to the Supreme Court Ruling That the FDA Does Not Have the Authority to Regulate Tobacco171
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention172
Directions in Development--Curbing the Epidemic: Governments and the Economics of Tobacco Control174
Excerpt from "The European Code against Cancer,"185
"African Americans and Tobacco,"188
"Facts You Should Know,"191
"Environmental Tobacco Smoke Seriously Endangers Children's Health,"193
Secondhand Smoke: "How Big a Lung Cancer Risk for Adults?"195
Secondhand Smoke: "The Risks to Children Are Widely Acknowledged196
"Tobacco Free Initiative,"197
"Tobacco Epidemic: Health Dimensions,"199
"Tobacco Epidemic: Much More Than a Health Issue,"204
"The Tobacco Epidemic in Latin America,"208
"The Tobacco Industry's Youth Anti-Tobacco Programs,"212
"Tobacco Use by Children: A Paediatric Disease,"219
"Tobacco and Kids,"222
"Nicotine Addiction in Adolescence,"226
Table of Consumption Data228
"Smokeless Tobacco: A Dangerous Alternative,"230
"Young Women and Smoking,"233
Warning Label Laws and Their Labels239
"Framework Convention on Tobacco Control,"241
5Directory of Organizations and Agencies243
6Selected Print Resources283
Bibliographies and Databases283
Books, Reports, and Pamphlets284
Publications Available from Organizations and Agencies296
Selected Tobacco Industry Documents309
7Selected Nonprint Resources327
Internet Resources356
Abbreviations and Acronyms385
About the Author419
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