Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:30 AM
"Not a Cough in a Carload"
Interesting lecture about the tobacco industry and advertising.
download the ~hour long video here:
Early in the last century, when questions about the health effects of smoking became a topic of widespread discussion, tobacco companies undertook a multi-faceted campaign to allay the public's fears. As terms like "smoker's cough" and "Coffin nails" (referring to cigarettes) began to appear in the popular vernacular, tobacco marketers recognized the need to counter this threat to their livelihood. THis lecture will look at the highly successful campaign of deception the tobacco industry undertook to counter the growing evidence that smoking kills.
more ...directly related static info here:
This post has been edited by dirkgently42: 25 November 2009 - 12:34 AM
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