ERIC Number: ED435884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Encyclopedia of Smoking and Tobacco.
Hirschfelder, Arlene B.
This encyclopedia presents an extensive listing of current and historical information relating to tobacco. It aims to provide accurate, current, and balanced information to people of all viewpoints and on both sides of the smoking debate. The A-to-Z format makes a vast amount of current information easily accessible. Over 600 entries are complied from authoritative sources that convey information about the history, manufacturing, and use of all forms of tobacco. It is intended for people who have never smoked, for those considering taking up or quitting smoking, and will be of use to those who are seeking to prevent others from getting addicted to tobacco or who are looking for information to de-glamorize smoking. Teachers, counselors, health care professionals, and the general public may find this book helpful. Special features include appendixes of contributions by advocates in the contemporary American tobacco control movement, landmark cases, a list of Surgeon General's reports on smoking and health, and a detailed chronology of tobacco since 1492. There is an index, and several web sites are listed at the conclusion of the book. (Contains 128 references and six appendixes.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Encyclopedias, Environmental Research, History, Instructional Materials, Public Health, Public Health Legislation, Smoking, Tobacco
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