In Defense of Smokers by Lauren A. Colby



Table of Contents


Foreword


Chapter 1: The Hysteria


Chapter 2: The Burden of Proof


Chapter 3: The World Scene


Chapter 4: The U.S.A.: A Smoking Laboratory


Chapter 5: Some Studies that Went Wrong


Chapter 6: The Propaganda Machine


Chapter 7: The Surgeon General's Reports


Chapter 8: Smoking Myths and the Role of Detection Bias


Chapter 9: Smoking Animals


Chapter 10: Is There No Risk?


Chapter 11: Is Nicotine Addictive?


Chapter 12: Smoking and Heart Attacks


Chapter 13: Smoking and Emphysema


Chapter 14: Summation

Dec 2001 Addendum: Is California's Anti-smoking Campaign the Cause of Lower Lung Cancer Rates, or is it Something Else?

May 2003 Addendum: Smoking and Life Expectancy

*NEW* October 2006 Epilogue

Lauren A. Colby

Lauren A. Colby
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In Defense of Smokers



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Site Updates
  • Added October 3, 2006 Epilogue
  • Added June 4, 2004 2004 Surgeon General's Report
  • Added May 22, 2003 Additional Addendum
  • Added July 30, 2002 Addendum to Chapter 3
  • Added Dec 2001 Addendum regarding California's Anti-smoking campaign 12/5/01

  • Added 2 paragraphs to Chapter 9 and updated email address 10/30/01

  • Added a phrase and corrected typo in Chapter 10, added a paragraph at the end of Chapter 11 on 5/12/00

  • Added material 2/18/00 to Chapter 7
  • Updated 2/3/00 to add article reference to Chapter 7
  • Added new article 11/05/99 "The Nazi War on Smoking".
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  • Updated 03/07/97 to add a piece about tobacco control in 1917.
  • Updated 01/11/97 to correct dropped lines in Chapter 11.
  • Updated 12/28/96 to correct table error in Chapter 5.
  • Updated 6/8/96 Added new Chapter 13, Updated Copyright to 1999, Updated Revision number to 2.3, Add note in Chapter 12, Removed item harding and replaced with "A Real Book".



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