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The Cigarette

A Political History

  • Introduction
  • 1. Tobacco in Industrializing America
  • 2. Tobacco’s New Deal
  • 3. Cultivating the Grower
  • 4. The Challenge of the Public Interest
  • 5. Inventing the Nonsmoker
  • 6. From Rights to Cost
  • 7. Shredding a Net to Build a Web
  • Conclusion: “Weeds Are Hard to Kill”: The Future of Tobacco Politics
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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