Praise for the previous edition:
“...a concise introduction to legal and social aspects of tobacco smoking and tobacco industries...Recommended.”—Choice
As the single largest preventable cause of premature death, tobacco use kills hundreds of thousands of people each year. But nearly one in five adults in the United States still smokes. Despite vigorous criticism from public health advocates and strict limits on advertising and marketing, the tobacco industry continues to promote and profit from its addictive product.
Is the tobacco industry responsible for the harm caused by smoking? Should the government regulate tobacco as much as it regulates other drugs? Do tobacco ads manipulate consumers—particularly those at young ages—into adopting a harmful product? Tobacco Industry and Smoking, Revised Edition addresses these serious and controversial questions as well as many others that pertain to smoking in the United States. Featuring up-to-date legal and historical overviews, reference resources, statistics, and a research guide, this new book will help readers understand the impact of smoking on their lives and communities.
- New scholarship on the history of tobacco use in America
- An overview of legal issues related to tobacco use, including recent laws that have increased cigarette taxes and restricted smoking in public places
- An examination of current trends, such as the shift in tobacco marketing and sales to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America
- Eight updated graphs and maps on smoking and its regulation in the United States.
Maps and graphs. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Chronology.
About the Author(s)
Fred C. Pampel holds a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is currently a professor of sociology and a research associate of the Institute of Behavior Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has published a dozen books and more than 60 articles in professional journals on the topics of population, health, and social policy. Pampel has also published textbooks on aging, statistics, and social theory for undergraduate and graduate students. For Facts On File, he is the author of Racial Profiling, Threats to Food Safety, Drugs and Sports, Disaster Response, and Rights of the Elderly, all in the Library in a Book series.