The social (and anti-social) history of SMOKING

by Paul Redfern

Part One: a bit of history

Columbus - Elizabeth I - Raleigh - James I - Charles II - 1700s - 1800s - Victoria - WW1 - WW2 - Korea - Surgeon-General
  • INTERPOLATION ON ADDICTION
    • definitions
    • comparisons
  • PIX: the smokers kit
    • tobacco boxes - early pipes

Part Two: the golden decades

the turkish dream - fags for flappers - a drag in the depression - hail the havana
  • INTERPOLATION ON LAW
    • nanny states
    • alcohol escapes
    • bugger anomalies
  • PIX: the beautiful ads
    • the gay nineties - a new century - twinkling twenties - hurray for hollywood - never alone in the sixties

Part Three: changing attitudes

smoker as top dog - the rise and rise of ash - schizoid governments - seeing the trees in the forrest - whose freedom
  • INTERPOLATION ON PERSPECTIVES
    • caffeine
    • heroin
    • cannabis
    • nicotine
  • PIX: smoky movies
    • Lumiere - Fritz Lang - Thin Man - screwballs - voyager, now and then

Part Four: a bit of business

home-grown - international trade - growth of multi-nationals - worldwide conglomeration
  • INTERPOLATION ON WAR
    • no fags, no win
  • PIX: art and objects
    • lighters - cases - paintings - smoking concerts

Part Five: a bit of science

combustion technology - absorption - constituents - additives - physiology - toning down
  • INTERPOLATION ON HEALTH
    • cancer
    • ventilation
  • PIX: antagonism
    • ASH posters - government propaganda - cartoons

Part Six: a little sociology

excess behaviour - habituation - why - who - where
  • INTERPOLATION ON PROMOTION
    • sports
    • cards
  • PIX: incentivisation
    • motor racing - snooker - cards - promotions

Part Seven: whither?

the future
  • INTERPOLATION ON RISKS
    • perceptions
    • experiences
  • PIX: packs
    • forgotten brands - who’s sorry now

Index

On the left is a possible contents list - and here are a couple of possible covers...

 

Draft cover for Smoking - a social history

Another possible cover

...and this is one of the ads we may feature

An illustration for Part Two

 

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