Название:Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia volume 1
Издательство: Charles Scribner's Sons
Для сайта: bukvy.net
The antitobacco litigation of the 1990s, culminating in the $206 billion Master Settlement Agreement, led to a lull during which this encyclopedia could be produced without fear of its being immediately overtaken by events. The editor has used the opportunity to good advantage. Tobacco in History and Culture contains 136 articles addressing every important aspect of the tobacco phenomenon and the controversies spawned by the revelations of the past several decades, most notably those relating to health risks and to the tobacco companies' awareness of those risks, long before the public was made aware of them. At this point, with the companies concentrating on foreign markets, this work will become outdated only in regard to the inevitable upward revisions of projected tobacco-related deaths in those markets--which include underdeveloped countries, where medical facilities are least capable of dealing with the results of tobacco use.