“The story of the cigarette” (1916).
Smoking, until recently, was the most popular social activity in the USA. Almost every adult, and many children, smoked incessantly. Only in recent decades did we learn the downsides of smoking. In 1916, the concern was more about how many can be made and sold. This antiquarian book covers the industry, the origins of the cigarette and smoking, and social benefits and implications of smoking.
Quite interesting book, written long before the total war of the cig industry was waged against the customers, and long before mindless anti-smoke-propaganda ditched the whole thing, incl. our healthy and mind-nurturing pipes… ;-)
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The story of the cigarette