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1 A Brief History of Tobacco Tobacco Control Project Department of Preventive Medicine University of Kansas School of Medicine

2 Cigarettes are Sublime? Warning smokers of the dangers entices them more powerfully to the edge of the abyss, where, like travelers in a Swiss landscape, they can be thrilled by the subtle grandeur of the perspectives on mortality opened by the tiny terrors in every puff. Cigarettes are bad. That is why they are good - not good, not beautiful, but sublime. Klein, Richard. (1993). Cigarettes are Sublime. Durham: Duke University Press.

3 Ford, Barry. (1994). Smokescreen. Perth, Australia: Halcyon.

4 Early Anti-tobacco Marketing? A custom loathsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmfull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs, and in the black stinking fume thereof, neerest resembling the the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomlesse. King James I,. (1604) A Counterblaste to Tobacco, as cited in Ford, Barry, (1994). Smokescreen. Perth, Australia: Halcyon.

5 Ford, Barry. (1994). Smokescreen. Perth, Australia: Halcyon.

6 1901-Today Kluger, Richard. (1996). Ashes to Ashes. New York: Knopf; Ford, Barry. (1994). Smokescreen. Perth, Australia: Halcyon.

7 Tobacco Was Decidedly Less Cool in the 80 s Do you mind if I smoke? Not at all! Do you mind if I fart? Steve Martin

8 Missed Opportunities? 1906 Food and Drug Act 1966 Fair Labeling and Packaging Act 1970 Controlled Substance Act 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act 1976 Toxic Substances Act Kluger, Richard. (1996). Ashes to Ashes. New York: Knopf

9 Perspectives on the Problem Its an individual choice Children must be protected Smokers are addicted Smoking is immoral or deviant Smoking is disgusting All nonsmokers must be protected Smoking is sublime Adapted in part from Rabin, Sugarman, Eds. (1993). Smoking policy: Law, politics, & culture. New York: Oxford


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