Smoking Kills

The Revolutionary Life of Richard Doll

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Author: Conrad Keating

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1909930407

Category: Medical

Page: 519

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At the end of the Second World War, Britain had the highest incidence of lung cancer in the world. For the first time lung cancer deaths exceeded those from tuberculosis - and no one knew why. On 30 September 1950, a young physician named Richard Doll concluded in a research paper that smoking cigarettes was 'a cause and an important cause' of the rapidly increasing epidemic of lung cancer. His historic and contentious finding marked the beginning of a life-long crusade against premature death and the forces of 'Big Tobacco'. Born in 1912, Doll, a natural patrician, jettisoned his Establishment background and joined the Communist Party as a reaction to the 'anarchy and waste' of capitalism in the 1930s. He treated the blistered feet of the Jarrow Marchers, served as a medical officer at the retreat to Dunkirk, and became a true hero of the NHS. A political revolutionary and an epidemiologist with a Darwinian heart-of-stone, Doll fulfilled his early ambition to be 'a valuable member of society'. Doll steered a course through a minefield of medical and political controversy. Opponents from the tobacco industry questioned his science, while later critics from the environmental lobby attacked his alleged connections to the chemical industry. An enigmatic individual, Doll was feared and respected throughout a long and wide-ranging scientific career which ended only with his death in 2005. In this authorised and groundbreaking biography, Conrad Keating reveals a man whose life and work encapsulates much of the twentieth century. Described by the British Medical Journal as 'perhaps Britain s most eminent doctor', Doll ushered in a new era in medicine: the intellectual ascendancy of medical statistics. According to the Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse, his work, which may have prevented tens of millions of deaths, 'transcends the boundaries of professional medicine into the global community of mankind.' 'A well-crafted biography of Doll, [who] single-handedly saved millions of lives with his findings.' - New Scientist 'As this fascinating and fair-minded biography makes clear, while Doll's political instincts were radical, he was nevertheless a conservative scientist, always cautious in causal inference. . . Impressive and engaging.' - International Journal of Epidemiology

SMOKING KILLS

LEARN THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO QUIT SMOKING

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Author: MIKE JONES

Publisher: Coffey Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 6

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Smoking is very dangerous. It is very important that we educate as many people as possible about its harmful effects. Read the book for more info.

Smoking Kills

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Author: Antoine Laurain

Publisher: Gallic Books

ISBN: 1910477559

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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How far would you go to enjoy a cigarette? When headhunter Fabrice Valentine faces a smoking ban at work, he decides to undertake a course of hypnotherapy to rid himself of the habit. At first the treatment works, but his stress levels begin to rise when he is passed over for an important promotion and he finds himself lighting up again - but with none of his previous enjoyment. Then he discovers something terrible: he accidentally causes a mans death, and needing a cigarette to calm his nerves, he enjoys it more than any other previous smoke. What if he now needs to kill someone every time he wants to properly appreciate his next Benson and Hedges? An original and totally French black comedy from bestselling author, Antoine Laurain.

Smoking Cigars for Your Health

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Author: Anthony Normand

Publisher: AA

ISBN: 1490416285

Category: Self-Help

Page: 24

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A little pocket guide of why Smoking Cigars for your health is the new "healthy" option for any busy lifestyle. It is really just Quit/Stop smoking satire written by a lover of smoking and fine cigars.

Smoking

Risk, Perception, and Policy

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Author: Paul Slovic

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923817

Category: Medical

Page: 378

View: 2797

This book presents a counter-view, based on a survey of several thousand young persons and adults, probing attitudes, beliefs, feelings, and perceptions of risk associated with smoking. The authors agree that young smokers give little or no thought to health risks or the problems of addiction. The survey data contradicts the model of informed, rational choice and underscores the need for aggressive policies to counter tobacco firms’ marketing and promotional efforts and to restrict youth access to tobacco.

Peddling Poison

The Tobacco Industry and Kids

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Author: Clete Snell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982393

Category: Social Science

Page: 169

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Documents the tremendous changes in the last decade in the political and legal landscape of tobacco control and how it impacts youth.

SMOKING KILLS

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Author: MIKE JONES

Publisher: Coffey Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 6

View: 683

Smoking is very dangerous. It is very important that we educate as many people as possible about its harmful effects. Read the book for more info.