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A Profile of Smokers and Smoking
A profile of smokers and smoking

Carried from the New World to Europe, tobacco was first prescribed as a cure for the “Pockes” (Wagner, 1971, p. 11). In 1604, writing in a treatise titled A Counter-Blaste to Tobacco, England's King James I dismissed claims about tobacco's curative powers and instead condemned the smoking of tobacco as “a custom loathsome to ...

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