|Welcome to the book About Tobacco and Its Deleterious Effects (1909), by Charles E. Slocum, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D. To go to the "Table of Contents" immediately, click here.
Tobacco pushers and their accessories conceal the breadth of tobacco effects, the enormity of the tobacco holocaust, and the long record of documentation.
The concealment process is called the "tobacco taboo." Other pertinent words are "censorship" and "disinformation."
Here is the text by Charles E. Slocum, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D. (1841-1915), of an early exposé (1909) of tobacco dangers. It cites facts you don't normally ever see, due to the "tobacco taboo."
The phrase "tobacco taboo" is the term for the pro-tobacco censorship policy—to not report most facts about tobacco.
As you will see, information about the tobacco danger was already being circulated in 1909, 55 years before the famous 1964 Surgeon General Report. Be prepared.
About Tobacco and Its Deleterious Effects:
A Book for Everybody,
Both Users and Non-Users
by Charles E. Slocum, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D.
(Toledo, Ohio: The Slocum Publishing Co, 1909)
TO LIVE PROPERLY REQUIRES
a conscience and will cultured
to duly respect the health of
body and mind of self, and the
rights of others.
Is Respectfully Dedicated
In Recognition of Their Freedom
From the Slavery of Narcotics
And the Exemplariness thereby Exhibited
Dedication 5 Preface 7 I. The Discovery of Tobacco and of its Habitual Uses 13 II. Tobacco's Place in the Vegetable Kingdom 16 III. The Component Parts of Tobacco 21 IV. The Poisonous Action of Tobacco 24 V. The Pathologic (Diseasing) Effects of Tobacco 30 VI. Further Mention of Diseases Caused by Tobacco 36 VII. Tobacco Impairs the Functions of Both Body and Mind 43 VIII. Tobacco Begets Indolence, and Indifference
49 IX. Tobacco Causes Organic Degenerations,
55 Questions Answered. The Corruptors.
|IT IS THE INHERENT RIGHT OF
CHILDREN to be born healthful; and to be
led and guided, and held, only along the
paths of purity of body and mind, to the
strenghtening of the judgment, and the will,
for their freedom of thought and action
along the lines of the pure, and the right,
in all things.
THE DISCOVERY OF TOBACCO
AND OF ITS HABITUAL USES.
TOBACCO'S PLACE IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM.
THE COMPONENT PARTS OF TOBACCO.
|Ed. Note: The oily compound had been long before detected, and reported as early as 1604.|
THE POISONOUS ACTION OF TOBACCO.
|Ed. Note: See example personal experience reports: Dr. Thorn's; Dr. Jackson's; Dio Lewis' experiment; and reports by Blatin and Neal Dow.|
and 'wise' in identifying tobacco's 'desired results'
aka natural and probable consequences,
thus the tobacco pushers' intent to cause
those consequences, in turn establishing criminality].
THE PATHOLOGIC (DISEASING) EFFECTS OF TOBACCO.
FURTHER MENTION OF DISEASES CAUSED BY TOBACCO.
TOBACCO IMPAIRS THE FUNCTIONS OF
BOTH BODY AND MIND.
|Ed. Note: See related corroborative data.|
TOBACCO BEGETS INDOLENCE, AND
INDIFFERENCE TO PROPRIETY,
AND TO WELL-BEING.
TOBACCO CAUSES ORGANIC DEGENERATIONS,
AND THE TRANSMISSION OF DEGENERACY.
The anti-tobacco movement essentially ceased to exist within three decades after Prof. Slocum wrote, when it came to be almost totally taken over by the tobacco pushers. It deteriorated to the extent of refusing to even acknowledge the full range of the hazard, the long-time knowledge of the hazard, and even of some of the extant laws on the subject. Material such as Dr. Slocum cites, was denied to have ever had validity! This was by the anti-tobacco movement! professedly hostile to tobacco! (2-26-2001.)
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cannot but show blight, more or less, in the children that may be born of a parent addicted to this vice.
See similar analyses by
James Parton (1868),
Rev. John Wight (1889),
Bruce Fink (1915).
habits are suppressed, and a thorough system of 'breeding up' be inaugurated.
Ed. Note: And see Iowa's 1897 cigarette ban law;
Tennessee's similar one; and Michigan's,
preferable to this author in the year 2001
and the hindsight of near a century.
ics, wrongly called stimulants, such as alcoholic beverages, opium, tobacco, etc., and their perverting effects.
bent upon everyone to do everything possible to help forward this most worthy movement.
1915. Dr. Charles Pease said likewise in 1929.
wheels of Progress in civilization to day, are these enslaving habits and a debased commercialism founded upon them. Were it not for the economic feature of vice shortening the lives of the enslaved, and the work of the few thoroughly Christian parents and reformers—the salt of the earth—there would be reversion even worse than to the dark ages, with little other than idiots, weaklings, criminals, and anarchy abroad in the land.
Ed. Note: Examples:
culturists are rising year by year to greater freedom from enslaving habits. But they cannot rise to the full dignity of their work until fully free; and until every acre of land is devoted to its best and most honorable use.
REFORMERS WANTED FOR THEIR SUPPRESSION.
tobacco. Tobaccoism or nicotinism is classed with opiumism or morphinism, cocainism, hashishism, and alcoholism. Tobacco and alcohol possess not one redeeming feature for use as medicine like opium, cocain, and hemp. Alcohol has valid use only in the arts and sciences. Tobacco has no valid use whatever.
Surely, many people in the palmy days of old Greece were put to death for corrupting the young to less degree than in these instances.
ful indulgence out of sight; and should wholly quit the habit as soon as possible. If their volition is so far deteriorated that they cannot reform within themselves, they should abide in a sanatorium until their will power and general strength for abstaining from the vice are fully restored.
great impairer of natural thinking and working ability. Because some men of great natural ability have done some good work when addicted to the vice, it is not at all to the credit of tobacco; they could have done far better without it.
adults, are not blighted in body or mind by any narcotic, or other cause, as only such can make proper citizens.
psychical, are perverted, any other evil is likely to be near at hand; and the converse is also true.
habit. However, too many, alas, lose all will power even to make manly effort to quit the vice, and lose, or ignore, their self-respect also; even assume the vicious role of bravado, in effort to appear wholly regardless of their own welfare, and of the rights of those so unfortunate as to be afflicted with their presence.*
In Michigan, the pretended anti-tobacco movement refused to even acknowledge the existence of the cigarette ban law, MCL § 750.27, MSA § 28.216, much less, support any effort to secure its enforcement. The pretended anti-tobacco movement was totally following the tobacco-lobby party-line: 'it's legal.' (Never mind, the law and precedents!)
Material such as Dr. Slocum cites, was denied to have ever had validity! This was by the so-called anti-tobacco movement! professedly hostile to tobacco!
(Still a verifiable fact 2-26-2001; if you doubt, call such a group and ask, 'what are the laws and precedents on cigarettes and smoking?: You WILL NOT be told of these.)
'Tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands and health; hellish, devilish, and damned Tobacco; the ruin and overthrow of body and soul!
[Oxford: Lichfield, Short & Cripps, 1624; reprinted,
Birmingham, Ala.: Classics of Medicine Library, 1986]
Non-Smokers' Protective League of America, says Charles G. Pease, M.D., Correspondence on Smoking , 1928-1929 (New York: Restoration Pub. Co., 1929),
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