The Golden Weed, America's Most Deadly Drug

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Science  04 May 2007:
Vol. 316, Issue 5825, pp. 692-693
DOI: 10.1126/science.1140259

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The Cigarette Century. The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America. By Allan M. Brandt. Basic Books, New York, 2007. 640 pp. $36, C$43.50. ISBN 9780465070473.

In this history of changing attitudes toward smoking, Brandt describes how the tobacco industry promoted "the most deadly addiction on the planet."