Smoking in British Popular Culture 1800-2000BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7257.389 (Published 05 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:389
- Christopher N Martyn
Manchester University Press, £15.99, pp 272
At the Paris exhibition of 1883, James T Bonsack demonstrated his newly invented cigarette making machine to George and Harry Wills of the Bristol tobacco manufacturer WD and HO Wills. It was a crucial event in making cigarettes available to the mass market. Until Bonsack's invention, cigarettes had been rolled by hand by young women. A skilled worker turned out a few each minute. The machine was a hundred times faster. At five …
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