UPDATE - LINKS TO ARTICLES IN SERIES NOW APPEAR AT END OF THIS ARTICLE.
The 3-part article actually basically comes from the research essay I did for the final paper of a political-science class last semester, a legal issues class at San Francisco State, and I will also include a link to the original MLA-style essay in PDF-format. I wrote the essay because I live with people who smoke. It gets in my room through the vents for one. It's especially bad when the heater just starts up as you get the stale smoke. The issue seems on people's minds with a popular seed from ABC by REBELGIRL, "Where There's Smoke, There's a Lawyer, Woman Sued for Smoking in Her Own Home."
We have purchased air purifiers which help, and the room generally stays smoke free. However, the person I rent from said he wouldn't smoke in the house, and not only does he smoke inside, but others do besides. He does it in front of you too, as do others here. Ventilation has improved, but I also worry about my 10-month-old cat, Moe.
Anyway, writing the essay gave me an understanding of tobacco. It actually comes from the Americas, and the articles should make you better informed of the direction of laws regarding and health-consequences of second-hand smoke. Here's the outline of the essay separated into three articles:
Thesis Statement: "Second-hand smoke affects public health."
a. America introduced tobacco to the rest of the world.
b. Anti-Smoking Laws
c. Current Developments
d. Mention Living in a Household with Smokers (or with people who smoke)
II. History of Tobacco and Smoking
a. Its History, No Smoking in Europe Before Discovery of New World
b. America brought Tobacco to the World
c. Its Spread
d. Small Cries Against It, Loud Cries for It
1. James I
e. Tobacco Use Worldwide
1. American Cigarettes Became Currency for Post-War Europe – The Smoke of the …
2. "Tobacco Use Is a Serious Problem Worldwide." – Tobacco and Smoking
3. "The Problems Associated with Tobacco Use Worldwide Are Exaggerated."
II. History of Tobacco and Smoking (Continued)
f. January 11, 1964, Surgeon General's Report – Luther Terry
g. Tactics of Manufacturers to Promote Smoking/Blur Its Affects on Health
III. Arguments For and Against Anti-Smoking Laws – Two Point/Counterpoint-type Books
a. "Smoking Bans Protect Public Health." – Smoking Bans…
b. "Smoking Is Harmful to Human Health." – Tobacco and Smoking
1. See Secondhand-Smoke Ideas Below – My Experience Secondhand Smoke
c. "Smoking Bans Infringe on Smoker's Individual Rights." – Smoking Bans…
III. Arguments For and Against Anti-Smoking Laws – Two Point/Counterpoint-type Books (Continued)
d. "The Harmful Effects of Smoking Are Exaggerated." – Tobacco and Smoking
e. "Suits Against Big Tobacco Are Legitimate Cases Against Wealthy…"
f. "Suits Against Big Tobacco Ignore Personal Responsibility…" – Smoking Bans…
g. "Tobacco Advertising Is a Form of Protected Speech." – Smoking Bans…
h. Secondhand Smoke
1. Secondhand-Smoke Concerns
2. "Secondhand Smoke Is Harmful to Human Health." – Tobacco and Smoking
3. "The Harmful Effects of Secondhand Smoke Are Exaggerated."
IV. The Growth of Anti-Smoking Laws and Rules
a. Anti-Smoking Rules Versus Anti-Smoking Laws
b. U.S. Changes/International Changes - Warnings
c. Arizona in 1973
d. Anti-Smoking Laws in Government Offices and Corporate America
1. 1978 Federal Gov't Outlawed It – Check Date
V. Present and Future of Anti-Smoking Laws & Rules
1. Present & Future – Outlawing in Own Residences
Here are the sources I use:
Balkin, Karen F., ed. Tobacco and Smoking, Farmington Hills: Greenhaven Press, 2005.
Burns, Eric, The Smoke of the Gods, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007.
Hudson, Jr., David L. & Marzilli, Alan, M.A., J.D., Smoking Bans, Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2007.
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