Getting to the roots of the tobacco industry

Beauty and smoking are paired in this vintage-style cigarette poster in China, Nov. 2005. Flickr/Yeap Ku
Tobacco now kills 90 times more people each year than HIV/AIDS in China. China's tobacco industry is closely tied to the global industry, and the Asia Health Policy Program is working to establish a new field of research on its history, beginning with a Mar. 2012 conference at the new Stanford Center at Peking University. Robert Proctor, a Stanford historian and author of a groundbreaking new book on the global tobacco industry, will take part.