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Marketing HealthSmoking and the Discourse of Public Health in Britain, 1945-2000$
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Virginia Berridge

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199260300

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260300.001.0001

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Environment and Infectious Disease in the 1980s: From Passive Smoking to AIDS

Environment and Infectious Disease in the 1980s: From Passive Smoking to AIDS

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(p.208) 8 Environment and Infectious Disease in the 1980s: From Passive Smoking to AIDS
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260300.003.0009

This chapter discusses changes in policy and the scientific climate during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Concerns about the environment and epidemic disease re-emerged. New alliances were formed within the science of public health; epidemiology was no longer proof enough and gained greater legitimacy through support from biomedicine and the science of psychopharmacology. Occupational health was revived as a public health matter. In Britain, the decade was marked by the emergence of ‘passive smoking’ as a scientific fact and later by the irruption of HIV/AIDS as a central policy issue. The two appeared to be totally different, but were linked in the new public health discourse of environmentalism and infection.

Keywords:   public health, health policy, smoking, environmentalism, infection, HIV/AIDS

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