Incorporating history into public health

Dr. Robert Proctor, professor at Stanford and author of Golden Holocaust, has been using history’s lessons for many years to further public health. Golden Holocaust highlights the tobacco industry’s creation and manipulation of the cigarette to make it “the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization”. Proctor’s research and work centers around the idea of prevention, one that we think is very worthwhile. His skill to describe the invasiveness of tobacco on human health through history is a powerful tool. We all know tobacco use is bad; Dr. Proctor helps us understand how it continues to be the number one preventable cause of death in the United States, let alone the world.

Check out the Stanford Medicine SCOPE blog post with Dr. Proctor’s interview below.

 

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Legislators in Maryland are considering T21 after getting a failing grade from the American Lung Association for its efforts to increase the purchase age to 21.

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Legislators in Maryland are considering T21 after getting a failing grade from the American Lung Association for its efforts to increase the purchase age to 21. 

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Senator Fred S. Martin in Idaho wrote a nice piece in the Idaho Press-Tribune on why he's supportING T21 in Idaho!

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Senator Fred S. Martin in Idaho wrote a nice piece in the Idaho Press-Tribune on why hes supportING T21 in Idaho! 

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Whoever is angry face emoji (most unmanly thing, just tell me you don't like my opinion and why) I don't think anyone should smoke. I smoked for 17 years until I quit. The smell diusgust me. But let's be perfectly honest. If government feels it's ok to send my 18 year old child to fight and possibly die and be responsible for multi million dollar equipment, but think 18 is too young to smoke. Obviously the bigger issue is the govt thinks fighting in a war is safer than cigarettes. That's what you should be piss ed about

If that is your take I understand but why did they raise the legal age to 21 for alcohol? Think about it. The developing brain grows way into the early twenties. Protecting the health of our youth is important to most people. Protecting our country is a complete different issue.