Date of Award

Fall 2018

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

Robert Weinberg


This paper examines the rapid change in smoking culture in Buenos Aires, from celebrated to medicalized, following the ratification of the World Health Organization’s treaty for tobacco control in 2003. It attempts to use the cigarette to pen the narrative of how cultural habits, sociability, and expressions of national and individual identity are transformed and regulated by both global and local actors, to evaluate how the global tobacco agenda has been translated to the local realities of Buenos Aires.

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