9780674013346

Unfiltered

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  • ISBN13:

    9780674013346

  • ISBN10:

    0674013344

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-08-15
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr

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Summary

Tobacco, among the most popular consumer products of the twentieth century, is under attack. Once a behavior that knew no social bounds, cigarette smoking has been transformed into an activity that reflects sharp differences in social status. Unfiltered tells the story of how anti-smoking advocates, public health professionals, bureaucrats, and tobacco corporations have clashed over smoking regulation. The nations discussed in this book--Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States--restrict tobacco advertising, tax tobacco products, and limit where smoking is permitted. Each is also struggling to shape a tobacco policy that ensures corporate accountability, protects individual liberty, and asserts the state's public health power. Unfiltered offers a comparative perspective on legal, political, and social conflicts over tobacco control. The book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of how scientific evidence, global health advocacy, individual risk assessments, and governmental interests intersect in the crafting of tobacco policy. It features national case studies and cross-cultural essays by experts in health policy, law, political science, history, and sociology. The lessons in Unfiltered are crucial to all who seek to understand and influence tobacco policy and reduce tobacco-related mortality worldwide.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Liberal States, Public Health, and the Tobacco Question 1(254)
1 Children and Bystanders First: The Ethics and Politics of Tobacco Control in the United States
Ronald Bayer and James Colgrove
8(30)
2 The Limits of Tolerance: Cigarettes, Politics, and Society in Japan
Eric A. Feldman
38(30)
3 Rights and Public Health in the Balance: Tobacco Control in Canada
Christopher P. Manfredi and Antonia Maioni
68(21)
4 The Politics of Tobacco Control in Australia: International Template?
John Ballard
89(25)
5 Militants, Manufacturers, and Governments: Postwar Smoking Policy in the United Kingdom
Virginia Berridge
114(24)
6 Liberte, Egalite, Ranee: Smoking and Tobacco Control in France
Constance A. Nathanson
138(23)
7 Between Paternalism and Voluntarism: Tobacco Consumption and Tobacco Control in Germany
Gunter Frankenberg
161(29)
8 Holy Smoke, No More? Tobacco Control in Denmark
Erik Albaek
190(29)
9 Tobacco-Control Policy in the European Union
Anna Gilmore and Martin McKee
219(36)
10 Difference and Diffusion: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Rise of Anti-Tobacco Policies
Allan M. Brandt
255(20)
11 Tobacco Control in Comparative Perspective: Eight Nations in Search of an Explanation
Theodore R. Marmor and Evan S. Lieberman
275(17)
Conclusion: Lessons from the Comparative Study of Tobacco Control 292(17)
Notes 309(78)
Contributors 387(4)
Index 391

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