Edited Collection, Fighting Cancer and Promoting Smoking in the UK, its Colonies and Commonwealth, 1920s to 1970s

Andrekos Varnava, Thomas Kehoe and Yianni Cartledge are welcoming proposals for an edited volume that will explore how fighting cancer developed in the UK, its colonies and the Commonwealth, alongside the simultaneous promotion of smoking. By the 1920s, the British empire was the primary driver of global tobacco through British-American Tobacco Corporation (BAT Co.), whilst also, along with its Commonwealth, beginning to take seriously the fight against cancer. This volume focusses on this tension and contradiction between health and profit, which extended across the UK and its colonies and Commonwealth. 

Call for papers closes 11 March 2024 

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