Worldwide, we smoke six trillion cigarettes a year. Shouldn't we know more about them? In Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
, historian Robert Proctor reveals little-known secrets of the cigarette, starting with the ingredient list: antifreeze, cocoa shells, liquorice, and over 100 other additives. Nora Volkow, who heads the National Institute on Drug Abuse, joins to discuss nicotine vaccines and the science of addiction.
In the SciFri Snack: Robert Proctor, author of Golden Holocaust
, tells us why cigarettes could be worse for you WITH the filter. Listen to more SciFri Snacks, and join the conversation at SoundCloud
Now accessible online, the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library is the largest business archive in the world.