Marketing Health Smoking and the Discourse of Public Health in Britain, 1945-2000

Author(s): 
Berridge, Virginia
ISBN: 
9780199260300
Date published: 
July 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

Should politicians tell the public how to behave? Is it best for public health people to work with, or against, industrial interests? These are debates which still echo today. This book examines the way in which public health policy has changed and developed since the Second World War. It explains how public health began to focus on 'lifestyle' diseases, and looks at the debates which took place along the way, using smoking as a model.