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The Resource Clearing the air : the rise and fall of smoking in the workplace, Gregory Wood

Clearing the air : the rise and fall of smoking in the workplace, Gregory Wood

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Clearing the air : the rise and fall of smoking in the workplace
Title
Clearing the air
Title remainder
the rise and fall of smoking in the workplace
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Clearing the Air, Gregory Wood examines smoking's importance to the social and cultural history of working people in the twentieth-century United States. Now that most workplaces in the United States are smoke-free, it may be difficult to imagine the influence that nicotine addiction once had on the politics of worker resistance, workplace management, occupational health, vice, moral reform, grassroots activism, and the labor movement. The experiences, social relations, demands, and disputes that accompanied smoking in the workplace in turn shaped the histories of antismoking politics and tobacco control.The steady expansion of cigarette smoking among men, women, and children during the first half of the twentieth century brought working people into sustained conflict with managers’ demands for diligent attention to labor processes and work rules. Addiction to nicotine led smokers to resist and challenge policies that coldly stood between them and the cigarettes they craved. Wood argues that workers’ varying abilities to smoke on the job stemmed from the success or failure of sustained opposition to employer policies that restricted or banned smoking. During World War II, workers in defense industries, for example, struck against workplace smoking bans. By the 1970s, opponents of smoking in workplaces began to organize, and changing medical knowledge and dwindling union power contributed further to the downfall of workplace smoking. The demise of the ability to smoke on the job over the past four decades serves as an important indicator of how the power of workers’ influence in labor-management relations has dwindled over the same period
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Wood, Gregory
Dewey number
331.25/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Smoking in the workplace
  • Antismoking movement
  • Smoking
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Clearing the air : the rise and fall of smoking in the workplace, Gregory Wood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : addicted : nicotine and working-class history -- Reformers, employers, and the dangers of working-class smoking -- Smoking bans and shop floor resistance during the early twentieth century -- Workers, management, and the right to smoke during World War II -- Thank you for not smoking : anti-smoking politics in postwar workplaces -- "Exiled smoking" and the making of smoke-free workplaces -- Organized labor and the problem of "smokers' rights" -- Conclusion : quitting smoking and the endurance of nicotine
Control code
ocn960833795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706349
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960833795
Label
Clearing the air : the rise and fall of smoking in the workplace, Gregory Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : addicted : nicotine and working-class history -- Reformers, employers, and the dangers of working-class smoking -- Smoking bans and shop floor resistance during the early twentieth century -- Workers, management, and the right to smoke during World War II -- Thank you for not smoking : anti-smoking politics in postwar workplaces -- "Exiled smoking" and the making of smoke-free workplaces -- Organized labor and the problem of "smokers' rights" -- Conclusion : quitting smoking and the endurance of nicotine
Control code
ocn960833795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706349
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960833795

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