Deadly Enemies: Tobacco and Its Opponents in Australia

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University of New South Wales Press, 1999 - Medical - 271 pages
Annotation. "Contrary to popular belief that the ill effects of smoking have not been known until recent times, Ian Tyrrell argues that the anti-smoking movement had strong health as well as moral dimensions in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries." "Deadly Enemies is a broad and comprehensive history of tobacco consumption in Australia from the early nineteenth century to the present day. The book draws on oral history, popular fiction and memoirs as well as newspapers and journals from each period covered to present a vivid picture of the cultural context for smoking. Tyrrell shows that the impact of research on the links between smoking and lung cancer was limited until the cult of personal health and fitness and rising medical costs changed smoking behaviour in recent decades. Deadly Enemies' approach presents a concise history for those on both sides of the tobacco debate."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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About the author (1999)

Ian Tyrell is the author of Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt┐s America which made the NSW Premier History Awards 2015 shortlist in the category of General History.

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