The state law requires the teaching of the effects of narcotics and stimulants. Most teachers would be glad to comply with the law if they were certain that they could present reliable information. The difficulty in the past has been that most of this information available was merely propaganda and not based on scientific fact. The tobacco companies have always been able to secure statements from people of prominence who were tobacco users to the effect that tobacco not only did them no harm but actually proved of value. Their statements were not based on scientific evidence, and many of them were undoubtedly purchased.
©1931 by Iowa State Teachers College
Rath, H. Earl
Science Bulletin: Vol. 3:
9, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol3/iss9/13