Tobacco Industry and Smoking addresses the many serious and controversial questions related to the problem of smoking in the United States: Is the tobacco industry responsible for the harm of cigarettes? Should the goal of improving population health override individual freedom in the choice to smoke? Should the government regulate tobacco as much as it regulates other drugs? Have tobacco ads manipulated consumers, particularly those at young ages, into adopting a harmful product? This broad overview, reference resource, and research guide will help students, teachers, and librarians as well as counselors, health care workers, government advocates, and members of the public answer these questions and gain a better understanding of the impact of smoking on their lives.