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Fascinating, libertarian leaning rise and fall of the delightful disgusting habit and its increasingly histrionic detractors I was in turn intrigued and appalled There is a great discussion of the supposed health effects incurred by enduring tobacco smoke second hand and an appendix neatly summarizing major clinical and epidemiological research into the subject which failed to convince this reader of a strong correlation The final chapter raises the spectre of fresh targets for the neo prohib Fascinating, libertarian leaning rise and fall of the delightful disgusting habit and its increasingly histrionic detractors I was in turn intrigued and appalled There is a great discussion of the supposed health effects incurred by enduring tobacco smoke second hand and an appendix neatly summarizing major clinical and epidemiological research into the subject which failed to convince this reader of a strong correlation The final chapter raises the spectre of fresh targets for the neo prohibitionists lovers of wine and perfume beware The future is looking rather bleak A history of the anti smokers from 1492 till today This book fully documents that so called passive smoking is not dangerous to anyone and that people who say so are either idiots or liars.It also sets smokers and no smokers into a historical and sociological context.Well written and highly recommended But it s a pity that you can t have this book as an ebook, it is paper only. Insightful anecdotal literature on Anti Tobacco Movement Snowdon tries to remain unbiased but in the task of debunking various anti tobacco studies, he becomes biased by focusing only on the flawed studies.A brilliant read nevertheles. [ EPUB ] ☣ Velvet Glove, Iron Fist: A History of Anti-Smoking ☥ Spain,Europe s first smoker imprisioned by the Inquisition England,Massive tax rise on tobacco in a bid to discourage smoking Canada,Smoking is banned in the street United States,Anti smoking campaigners call for the eradication of tobacco Germany,Smoking banned on public transport to protect workers from secondhand smoke In this revealing and meticulously researched account of an untold story, Christopher Snowdon traces the fortunes of those who have tried to stamp out tobacco through the ages Velvet Glove, Iron Fist takes the reader on a journey from th century Cuba to st century California, via Revolutionary France, Victorian Britain, Prohibition Era America and Nazi Germany Along the way, the author finds uncanny parallels between today s anti smoking activists and those of the past Today, as the same tactics begin to be used against those who enjoy alcohol, chocolate, fast food, gambling and perfume, Velvet Glove, Iron Fist provides a timely reminder that once politicians start regulating private behaviour, they find it very hard to quit