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

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


The cigarette is the deadliest artifact within the historical past of human civilization. it's also probably the most beguiling, because of greater than a century of manipulation by the hands of tobacco chemists. In Golden Holocaust, Robert N. Proctor attracts on reams of formerly-secret records to discover how the cigarette got here to be the main widely-used drug in the world, with six trillion sticks offered in line with 12 months. He paints a harrowing photo of tobacco brands conspiring to dam the popularity of tobacco-cancer risks, at the same time they ensnare legions of scientists and politicians in an online of denial. Proctor tells heretofore untold tales of fraud and subterfuge, and he makes the most powerful case thus far for an easy but bold treatment: a ban at the manufacture and sale of cigarettes.

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