The official blog of the Drug ARM Australasia, Mental Health Association QLD, and Australian College of Community Services' library.
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
A few moments for the anti-tobacco movement
Saturday was World No Tobacco Day, and on Friday the Prevention team and the library put together some displays and presentations on the topic.
One of the items we did was a timeline of the anti-tobacco movement. I've recreated that timeline below. It's not as pretty as the poster, which you can still see in the library, but it's still interesting AND has some relevant hyperlinks.
Moments in the anti-tobacco movement
King James I of England imposes heavy tax on tobacco.Says that smoking is a , “cutome loathesome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs…”
Sir Francis Bacon writes that tobacco use is increasing and that it is difficult to quit