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Author Proctor, Robert N
Title Golden Holocaust : Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
Imprint Berkerley : University of California Press, 2012
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Descript 1 online resource (775 pages)
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Note Cover -- 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 Virginia -- 12. 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 Flimflam -- 20. 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 Acquisitions
Timeline of Tobacco Industry Diversification into Candy, Food, Alcohol, and Other Products -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
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 web of denial. Proctor tells heretofore untold stories of fraud and subterfuge, and he makes the strongest case to date for a simple yet ambitious remedy: a ban on the manufacture and sale of cigarettes
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Proctor, Robert N. Golden Holocaust : Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition Berkerley : University of California Press,c2012 9780520270169
Subject Tobacco Industry - economics - United States
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