[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.146.176.35. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
October 30, 1948

THE ADVERTISING OF CIGARETTES

JAMA. 1948;138(9):652-653. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900090026010

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

For some years The Journal of the American Medical Association, the state medical journals and most other medical publications have carried the advertisements of the various companies that manufacture cigarettes. Actual surveys indicate that the majority of physicians themselves smoke cigarettes. Extensive scientific studies have proved that smoking in moderation by those for whom tobacco is not specifically contraindicated does not appreciably shorten life. Postmortem examinations do not reveal lesions in any number of cases that could be definitely traced to the smoking of cigarettes. From a psychologic point of view, in all probability more can be said in behalf of smoking as a form of escape from tension than against it. Several scientific works have been published that have assembled the evidence for and against smoking, and there does not seem to be any preponderance of evidence that would indicate the abolition of the use of tobacco as a

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×