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Med Clin North Am. 2004 Nov;88(6):1391-7, ix.

Trends in tobacco use.

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  • 1Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.

Abstract

The use of tobacco can be traced back to ancient times. Its popularity grew exponentially during the twentieth century, surging during wartime and with the advent of mass media. The tobacco industry in the United States has been under constant legal pressure during the past 40 years. Despite the well-known and continually increasing morbidity and mortality related to smoking, it continues to be a prominent feature in worldwide culture and health.

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