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

by Robert N. Proctor

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If only I'd had this book or this information when I was a teenager. I was totally shocked. I had no idea that tobacco is just one of the many carcinogens in cigarettes, nor that the industry knew as early as the 1930s that smoking caused lung cancer. Amazing that the industry went to such lengths and paid so much to cover it up and are still doing it and still getting away with it. This is a very well researched book and should be required reading in schools. ( )
  BrendaRT20 | Oct 11, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0520270169, Hardcover)

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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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.… (more)

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