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The Cigarette Papers

by Stanton A. Glantz (Editor), John Slade (Editor), Lisa A. Bero (Editor), Peter

Hanauer (Editor), Deborah E. Barnes (Editor)


Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal
Two recent releases chronicle the history of the current political status of the
controversial tobacco industry from different vantage points. Kluger's (The
Paper, LJ 10/15/87) Ashes to Ashes is riveting and highly readable despite its
length. From the Native American usage of tobacco through the lawsuits of the
1990s, Kluger follows the industry's agricultural and labor practices, technical
advances, and marketing campaigns; he also considers research on tobacco's
deleterious health effects and the tobacco control movement. Significant
personalities and events such as the invention of the cigarette-rolling machine
are featured. An extensive bibliography is provided, and a lengthy list of the
Phillip Morris executives (and ex-executives!) are interviewed. Suitable for
readers of high school age on up, this book belongs in every library. Much more
scholarly, The Cigarette Papers focuses more on one company?Brown &
Williamson?and one issue?health effects. In 1994, Glantz received an anonymous
package containing thousands of pages of internal documents from Brown &
Williamson. The author's analysis of these indicate that, public statements to
the contrary, the company did indeed know about the health and safety effects of
their products and actively sought to suppress the information. The documents,
made available by the University of California via the Internet
(http://www.library.ucsf.edu/tobacco), are quoted extensively. Also included is
a statement by Brown & Williamson in response to the 1995 publication of some of
these data in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This work is
extemely thorough and at times makes for tedious reading. Recommended for
academic and large public libraries.?Eris Weaver, Marin Inst. for the Prevention
of Alcohol & Other Drug Problems, Rohnert, Cal.

Jonathan Franzen,The New Yorker
"Makes it clear that Big Tobacco has known for decades that cigarettes are
lethal and addictive and has done everything in its power to suppress and deny
that knowledge. . . . A shocking collection of secret industry documents."


Product Details

Paperback: 560 pages
Publisher: University of California Press (May 12, 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0520213726

 

 

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