HIST 067T. The Pandemic of Cigarette Smoking: Habit, Addiction and Public Health in the Big Tobacco Archives

This course examines the worldwide transformation of cigarette smoking from a celebrated and well-accepted habit into a medicalized, risky, and regulated practice. We will research the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Archive, an online repository with thousands of documents produced by the deceptive workings of big American tobacco corporations aiming at undermining the medicalization of the cigarette smoking habit worldwide. Individual or group research projects might deal with the Latin American region or other areas of the world. 
Prerequisite: HIST or LALS course.
Social Sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for GLBL-paired, LALS
Spring 2023. Armus.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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