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Advertising & Marketing  
Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising (SRITA) (Stanford University)
A comprehensive gallery of images, primarily advertisements, that illustrate the tobacco companies' deceptive claims regarding the safety of their products.
Popular Documents - Marketing to Women
A Powerpoint presentation of selected documents from the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library that highlights the marketing and advertising strategies used by the tobacco companies to create cigarette brands specifically for women.

Richard Pollay - Papers on Cigarette Marketing and Advertising
Professor Pollay's last two decades of scholarship have focused heavily on tobacco marketing. Some of the most requested papers are available for download at the Sauder School of Business, University of British Colombia.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute - Tobacco Document & Advertising Collection
Contains the Pollay Tobacco Ad Collection, tobacco videos, and a Youth Marketing collection among others.

Trinkets & Trash - Artifacts of the Tobacco Epidemic
A downloadable image archive of tobacco advertising and promotion.
Tobacco Industry Tactics: A Look in Company Files podcast
Presentations based on research in LTDL about the tobacco industry's marketing, advertising, manufacturing, scientific research and sales of tobacco products as well as their political activities.

Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS)
Created by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Search an online database of more than 3,000 cigarette packs.

UCSF Tobacco Industry Video Collection (Internet Archive)
Watch videos related to the advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco products including compilations of older cigarette commercials. This collection of videos comes from the larger Legacy Tobacco Documents Library's Multimedia Collection.

UCSF Tobacco Industry Web Archive
Contains periodically archived websites of the major U.S. and international tobacco companies and emerging tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. The company websites are the public face of the tobacco industry. They include timely press releases, market share reports and company opinions on health-related and corporate responsibility issues.

UK Tobacco Industry Advertising Documents Database
View and download over 650 documents from the UK tobacco industry's main advertising agencies ranging from 1994 to 1999. See examples of letters and memos sent between tobacco companies and their advertising agencies as they planned their campaigns to promote cigarettes, cigars and rolling tobacco to people in the UK.

Advocacy & Education   Back to Top
Action on Smoking & Health (ASH)

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation (ANRF)

American Legacy Foundation

American Lung Association

The Centers for Disease Control: Smoking and Tobacco Use (CDC)
Contains Surgeon General reports, facts regarding tobacco use, smokeless tobacco, tobacco ingredients and additives, and tips for quitting.

The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF (CTCRE)
The work of CTCRE spans policy and historical research, economics, and science, and is designed to inform and improve the effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce tobacco use.


A project of Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, Associate Professor of Nursing & Health Policy at the University of California, San Francisco. The Nightingales is a group of nurse activists who work to focus public attention on the behavior of the tobacco industry.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Research on Tobacco Use
Presents research on tobacco use by children and adolescents, evaluations of efforts by managed care organizations to promote smoking cessation among members, the effects of tobacco advertising, clean indoor air initiatives, and policy research and analysis.

Smoke Free Movies
A project of Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, aimed "to sharply reduce the U.S. film industry's usefulness to Big Tobacco's domestic & global marketing.

Tobacco Control Archives at UCSF
Includes paper and media collections dealing with the tobacco control movement. The site includes a broad list of tobacco control resources.

Tobacco Tactics
A comprehensive Wiki created by the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, TobaccoTactics aims to provide up-to-date information on the Tobacco Industry, its allies or those promoting a pro-tobacco agenda. The website explores how the industry influences and often distorts public health debates.

UCSF California Tobacco Control Web Archive
A selective collection of websites produced by government, advocacy groups, bloggers, news agencies and tobacco-industry front groups related to contemporary California tobacco control public policy efforts such as tobacco tax measures, smoke-free ordinances and retailing limitations.

World Health Organization's Tobacco Free Initiative (WHO)
Provides links to a variety of other tobacco-related websites in the belief that the informed individual is better able to make health and lifestyle decisions.

World Health Organization's Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2008 - The MPOWER package (WHO)
This report presents the first comprehensive worldwide analysis of tobacco use and control efforts and outlines the MPOWER package, a set of six key tobacco control measures that reflect and build on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Economics   Back to Top
The Economics of Tobacco Policy
History of Tobacco   Back to Top
Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Tobacco Chronology
Focuses on "what the tobacco companies were saying and when."

Tobacco Timeline at

UC San Francisco's Bibliography on the History of Cigarette Smoking
Laws & Litigation   Back to Top
California Tobacco Control Web Archive
A selective collection of websites produced by government, advocacy groups, bloggers, news agencies and tobacco-industry front groups related to contemporary California tobacco control public policy efforts such as tobacco tax measures, smoke-free ordinances and retailing limitations.

Individual State Smoking Laws and Tobacco Control Efforts
The American Lung Association's comprehensive, up-to-date guide to all tobacco control laws in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Includes summary reports and a searchable database.

The Public Health Law Center - at William Mitchell College of Law
A national network supporting tobacco control policy change by giving advocates better access to legal expertise.

Tobacco Control Laws - Explore Tobacco Control Legislation and Litigation from Around the World
A project from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Tobacco Control Laws is an interactive website designed for advocates, researchers, legal professionals, and other members of the public interested in tobacco control to access information about tobacco control legislation and litigation worldwide.

Tobacco Litigation Documents
A collection of US court documents from federal, state and regional tobacco industry lawsuits - Includes the 1999 U.S. Department of Justice's civil racketeering (RICO) lawsuit against the major tobacco companies, the B&W suit against the UC Regents, and key litigation documents from cases brought by the Attorneys General of 44 states.

Tobacco Litigation and Enforcement
Maintained by the California Attorney General's office, this site contains the master settlement agreement (MSA) between the Tobacco Industry and the United States in PDF format. Under "Contact Us" there is a complaint hotline (& email address) for any violation of the agreement.

Tobacco Products Liability Project
Sponsored by the Tobacco Control Resource Center (TCRC).

Tobacco War: Inside the California Battles

What Will It Mean for California? The Tobacco Settlement
This site illustrates the distribution of the settlement money among different California counties.
Politics   Back to Top
Open Secrets A Guide to the Money in U.S. Elections
Specific Populations   Back to Top
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

No Tobacco
Popular Documents - Marketing to Youth (LTDL)
Powerpoint slides containing a selection of documents from the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library that highlight the targeting of youth and younger adults.

National Networks for Tobacco Control and Prevention
A portal for tobacco control advocates working with priority populations.

Tobacco Industry Documents and the African American Community
A subset of tobacco industry documents about the African American community from the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network and the University of Dayton School of Law.

The Truth Campaign

Tobacco Use Among U.S. Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups
Report from the Surgeon General's office. Provides information about the use of tobacco in the African-American, Asian, and Hispanic communities.

Women & Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General
This site covers tobacco use by women and girls, how they are targeted by tobacco marketing campaigns, and the long-term health effects of tobacco use.

Secondhand Smoke   Back to Top
An Information Guide on Secondhand Smoke from Addiction411

Fact Sheet on Secondhand Smoke from Repace Associates, Inc.

Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (National Cancer Institute)

Report on Carcinogens (ROC)- ETS (National Institutes of Health)

California Tobacco Control Web Archive
A selective collection of websites produced by government, advocacy groups, bloggers, news agencies and tobacco-industry front groups related to contemporary California tobacco control public policy efforts such as tobacco tax measures, second- and third-hand smoking bans, smoke-free ordinances and retailing limitations.

Tobacco Industry Opposition to Smoking Restrictions - Multimedia Power Point presentation given by Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the 2007 FAMRI Conference
Popular Documents - Secondhand Smoke (LTDL)
Powerpoint slides containing a selection of documents from the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library that highlight strategies used by the tobacco industry to address issues surrounding secondhand smoke or "environmental tobacco smoke" (ETS).
Tobacco Use & Health   Back to Top
American Cancer Society - Tobacco and Cancer

American Heart Association - Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease

MedLine Plus Medical Encyclopedia - Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco

Industry Documents - Tools & Resources   Back to Top
The Cigarette Papers
An analysis of the first set of industry documents to be released publicly.

Glossaries of Names (LTDL)
Glossaries of names provided by Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Lorillard, and British American Tobacco give information about individuals mentioned in the privileged documents.

Guide to Citing Tobacco Industry Documents
Provides a standard for citing documents in papers & monographs.

Guide to Deciphering the Internal Codes Used by the Tobacco Industry - [PDF - 227 KB]
Created by Harvard School of Public Health's Tobacco Research Program, this extensive guide investigates and details the tobacco industry's lists of codes and their definitions as well as specific codes related to product research.
Putting the Tobacco Industry's Words to Work for You - [mp4 - 1:40]
Webinar hosted by the American Legacy Foundation, February 2012. Features a presentation by Ruth Malone,"Public Health as a Tobacco Industry Competitor" and Kim Klausner, "Searching Tobacco Industry Documents"

Privileged Document Codes (LTDL)
Provides keys to the privilege codes found in Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, Lorillard and British American Tobacco documents withheld from production due to claims of attorney-client privilege, work product protection and/or joint defense/common legal interest privilege.

Tobacco Documents Bibliography
Frequently updated comprehensive bibliography of publications and resources that utilize and analyze tobacco industry documents from 1994 to present. Created by Norbert Hirschhorn, MD, and currently maintained by the UCSF Library.
Access the Tobacco Documents Bibliography through RefShare, a feature of RefWorks which allows online sharing, sorting, and downloading of references.

The Tobacco Industry Documents. What They Are, What They Tell Us and How to Search Them. A Practical Manual (2nd edition) - [PDF - 1.61 MB]
This revised and updated edition outlines the importance of research into tobacco industry documents and aims to provide key information for future tobacco control strategies. Please note: The guide to searching documents on LTDL is out of date as of 2006.

Tobacco Industry Documents: an Introductory Handbook & Resource Guide for Researchers
An excellent resource detailing the history and the importance of the Tobacco Industry Documents. Please note: the guide to searching LTDL is out of date as of 2006.

The online research project dedicated to the collaborative mining of millions of pages of previously-secret, internal tobacco industry documents. Anyone may contribute.

Industry Documents - Websites   Back to Top
British American Tobacco Documents Archive
In 2008, the millions of internal documents from the British American Tobacco Company were imported into LTDL to provide a more comprehensive documents search across multiple companies. The BATDA site is still online but users conducting a search within BATDA will be redirected to LTDL where their search results will display.

Brown & Williamson and American Tobacco Company Documents
Brown & Williamson and American Tobacco are now part of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Council for Tobacco Research Documents

Lorillard Tobacco Company Documents

Philip Morris Tobacco Documents

RJ Reynolds Company Documents

Tobacco Institute Documents

Tobacco Documents Online
Allows users to search and display over 4 million tobacco industry documents and hosts many specialized research collections (e.g. Youth & Marketing, Product Design, etc.)

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