OVERRIDE

Smoking

The Artificial Passion

Krogh, David

Henry Holt and Co.

What compels millions of people to ignore the medical evidence and continue smoking?  David Krogh offers some fascinating and surprising answers in this critically acclaimed analysis of what doctors and scientists know about the passion for tobacco.
This feisty and provocative work gives smokers, ex-smokers, non-smokers, or anyone captivated by the quirkiness of human behavior a better understanding of this complex, deep-rooted habit--and in a broader context, drug use of any kind.

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CHAPTER 1Why Do People Do That?I have known Spaniards, on the island of Hispaniola, who were accustomed to taking [cigars] and who, being reproved and told that this was a vice, replied that they were not able to stop ... . I do not know what pleasure or advantage they firrd in them.--BARTOLOME DE LAS CASAS, 15271 
 
 
ONE OF WESTERN culture's longest running bewilderments may have been stated first by de Las Casas, the great humanitarian of the period when the Old World was conquering the New. What, he wondered, is the attraction of these smouldering weeds, that
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The Artificial Passion

Krogh, David

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