The Church and Tobacco.
Uncommon title with the goal of stamping out tobacco use by explaining its deleterious effects on health (“poison of nerve cells” being but one) as well as on spirit (“evidence of spiritual loss”).
The reader is instructed by the “The No-Tobacco Army” on how to become and activist and steps to take to oppose tobacco. The power of the church, as a unified front, to oppose tobacco companies is also a theme.
Much of the book’s scientific and medical “evidence” to demonstrate tobacco’s ill-effects are now known to be wrong, but a number of the author’s points (e.g., peer pressure to use tobacco) would be used today. Reasonably scarce in OCLC.
Description: The Church and Tobacco.
Pittsburg, Pa.: The No-Tobacco Army, 1923. First edition. 184pp. One illus. Sm. 8vo. Publisher’s cloth. Brief binding wear; light creases to front endpaper; some thumbed pages; Good.