It's Bad For You!
May 5, 2004 8:41 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to write an essay on the current nostalgia for guilt-free (and information-free!) smoking, boozing and drug-taking and desperately need sources, whether web-based or bibliographical. [More inside.
posted by MiguelCardoso to society & culture (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For example, from 1933 to 1953 The Journal of the American Medical Association regularly carried cigarette advertisements
and web sites like this one
have several examples of smoking advertised as a health solution rather than a problem.
Does anyone know of 20th Century sources for recklessly irresponsible advocacies of drinking, smoking and experimenting with drugs? Or, more importantly, of how guilt and knowledge used to be dealt with? Specially of the "I don't want to know" variety.
Any help will be much appreciated.