Corpus ID: 69025914

The Freedom to Smoke: Tobacco Consumption and Identity

  title={The Freedom to Smoke: Tobacco Consumption and Identity},
  author={J. Rudy},
In the late Victorian era, smoking was a male habit and tobacco was consumed mostly in pipes and cigars. By the mid-twentieth century, advertising and movies had not only made it acceptable for women to smoke but smoking had become a potent symbol of their emancipation. From mass cigarette production in 1888 to the first studies linking cigarettes to lung cancer in 1950, The Freedom to Smoke explores gender and other key issues related to smoking in Montreal, including the arrival of "big… Expand
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