The tobacco epidemic: lessons from history.

@article{Slade1989TheTE,
  title={The tobacco epidemic: lessons from history.},
  author={John D. Slade},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  year={1989},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          281-91
        }
}
  • J. Slade
  • Published 1 July 1989
  • Medicine, Business
  • Journal of psychoactive drugs
Tobacco has caused the greatest epidemic of the twentieth century, which is beginning to wane in the United States, but is still growing in much of the world. The epidemic developed as a result of innovations in the tobacco industry and larger cultural changes over the 75 years prior to the introduction of Camel cigarettes in 1913. Factors that set the stage for the epidemic include the development of flue-cured and Burley tobaccos, the mechanization of cigarette production with its consequent… Expand
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