Smoking and Tobacco
This selective guide will help you find information on smoking and tobacco from periodicals, newspapers, books, and Internet resources.
Relevant subjects for books may include but are not limited to:
- passive smoking
- smoking developing countries prevention
- smoking economic aspects
- smoking health aspects
- smoking in the workplace
- smoking law and legislation United States
- tobacco industry
- tobacco law and legislation United States history
- tobacco use
- tobacco use developing countries
Compiled by SALIS, Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists, this list of 80 databases, data archives and surveys “was created to assist in the researching and dissemination of substance abuse, alcoholism, treatment, recovery, and other addictions information.”
Controlled or Reduced Smoking: An Annotated Bibliography. 1999.
Annotated bibliography of published studies concerning controlled or reduced smoking. The volume includes an overview of the literature on controlled or reduced smoking, with attention given to data collection, characteristics of smokers, and methods of treatment for smoking reduction. Controlled smoking is a form of treatment for smokers who cannot or do not wish to quit (despite smoking-related illnesses). Mugar Z7882 R64 1999. Storage: Use Request Form.
The Encyclopedia of Addictions and Addictive Behaviors. 2006.
Begins with an introductory essay on addiction myths; types, causes and ramifications of addictions, and recovery. Followed by 300+ entries from “abstinence” to “Zyban.” There are several appendixes listing organizations and agencies, as well as statistical tables. Concludes with a bibliography. Mugar Ref. X RC564 G95 2006.
Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior. 4 vols. 2000.
Comprehensive encyclopedia covering criminology and social deviance under four broad categories: historical, conceptual, and theoretical issues; crime and juvenile delinquency; sexual deviance; and self destructive behavior and disvalued identity There is one entry on tobacco as a drug. Mugar HV 6017 E53 2000.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior. 4 vols. 2001.
Contains overview essays and briefer entries on topics such as advertising and tobacco use, nicotine, the history of tobacco, and the medical complications of tobacco. Includes extensive directory of drug abuse and alcoholism treatment and prevention programs, research centers, and organizations. Mugar Ref. X HV5804 E53 2001.
Encyclopedia of Smoking and Tobacco. 1999.
From “Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)” to “Zyban,” the nearly 600 entries in this encyclopedia provide information on the history, manufacture, and use of tobacco. There is a guide to selected topics (for example, advertising and public relations, secondhand smoke). Appendix materials include text of the Surgeon General’s reports from 1964 to 1998, landmark workplace and smoking cases, and essays on topics such as safe cigarettes and warning labels. The work includes a chronology and a bibliography listing books, articles, and web sites. Mugar Ref. X HV5760 H57 1999.
International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. 26 vols. 2001.
Contains authoritative articles on sociology and related fields, including smoking. Mugar Ref. X H41 I58 2001.
ProQuest bibliography of current research.
Tobacco: A Reference Handbook. 2001.
Includes an overview of the controversies and concerns surrounding smoking, selected primary source documents, a chronology, and an annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources. Mugar HV5735 C67 2001.
The Tobacco Atlas. 2002.
World Health Organization atlas which maps the history, current situation and predictions for the future of the tobacco epidemic up to the year 2050. Topics include prevalence and health (male, female and youth smoking, passive smoking, health risks, and more); the costs of tobacco (to the economy and the smoker); the tobacco trade; promotion (including the Internet, smokers’ rights organizations, and politics); taking action (quitting, price policies, litigation, and more); and world tables. Includes glossary, list of sources, and useful contacts. Mugar Ref. X G1046 E51 M3 2002. Available on the Web:
Tobacco in History and Culture: An Encyclopedia. 2 vols. 2005.
From “addiction” to “Zimbabwe,” the 130+ entries in this work document the social and cultural history of tobacco from pre-Columbian times to the present day. Topics span agriculture, business, government policy, health issues, religion, and social customs. Mugar Ref. X GT3020 T594 2005.
Tobacco or Health: A Global Status Report. 1997.
World Health Organization overview of the worldwide tobacco epidemic, which kills someone every ten seconds. Profiles of 190 countries provide sociodemographic data and information on tobacco production, consumption, and control measures. Mugar HV5730 T63 1997. Updated country profiles are available on the Web.
Tables and data from the CDC on smoking.
Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, on tobacco world markets, tobacco auctions, and more.
International Trade Statistics Yearbook. 2 vols. 1983 – .
Lists imports and exports of commodities for 174 “countries or reporting customs areas.” Volume 1 lists trade by country, volume 2 lists trade by commodity. Includes tobacco and cigarettes. Pardee Ref. HF91 F50; library has 1983-2006.
Brief statistical data on smoking from the National Center for Health Statistics and links to related data sources.
“Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), is a non-profit tax-exempt legal action antismoking organization based in the United States, that has been solely devoted to the many problems of smoking for over 35 years. Its principal activity is to serve as the legal action arm of the nonsmoking community, bringing or joining in legal actions concerning smoking, and insuring that the voice of the nonsmoker is heard. It also serves as an advocate of the nonsmokers’ rights movement.”
“American Legacy Foundation is the national, independent public health foundation established by the 1998 tobacco settlement. Legacy is dedicated to reducing tobacco use in the United States with major initiatives reaching youth, women, and priority populations through grant awards, research initiatives, marketing campaigns, training programs, and collaboration with national and local partners.” Site include publications and a gallery of print, image, and audio/video media campaign resources.
Information on quitting smoking, smoking and women, smoking and teens, smoking and minorities, secondhand smoke, and much more.
“Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights is the only national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmokers’ rights, taking on the tobacco industry at all levels of government to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction.”
Moved from the Treasury Department to the Justice Department following passage of the Homeland Security Act, “the ATF will continue to perform the law enforcement functions relating to firearms, explosives, and arson. It will also administer the U.S. Criminal Code provisions concerning alcohol and tobacco smuggling and diversion.”
America’s “largest non-government initiative ever launched to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure to second-hand smoke.”
Includes Surgeon General’s reports; research, data, and reports; information on how to quit; tips for teens and children; educational materials; news; and more.
“Tobacco has long been a subject of fascination and concern, for a variety of reasons. The New York Public Library possesses significant collections relating to the history of tobacco, containing materials that cross many different cultures and areas of research; these collections serve scholars from many fields, including literature, history, art history, the history of the book, and the sciences. Drawing upon these rich resources, Dry Drunk provides historical context for the uses and abuses of tobacco, showing, among other things, that it has been the focus of endless, if ever-shifting controversy since the moment of its introduction into Europe from the New World.”
FORCES (Fight Ordinances & Restrictions to Control & Eliminate Smoking)” was formed in response to the increased smoking restrictions and the government hate campaigns running rampant in our society. Additionally we are committed to providing information on the political efforts to eliminate smoking.”
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency site on the health risks of secondhand smoke and the science behind thos risks.
“Founded in 1990 by women tobacco control leaders to address the complex issues of tobacco use among women and young girls.” Includes fact sheets on tobacco use among women in several countries.
Lane Library, Stanford School of Medicine online exhibit of images and slogans from the tobacco industry’s advertising campaign to hide the dangers of smoking.
Provides access to Company documents relating to the Attorneys General reimbursement lawsuits.
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations report.
National Library of Medicine/MedlinePlus web page on the issue of smoking, with links to recent news, the NIH, general overviews, clinical trials, research, specific conditions/aspects of smoking, dictionaries, law and policy, lists of print publications, organizations, statistics, seniors, women, and Spanish-language pages. Related pages include Quitting Smoking, Secondhand Smoke, Smokeless Tobacco, Smoking and Youth, and Pregnancy and Substance Abuse.
Links to sites on many perspectives about smoking, including: anti-smoking groups, health aspects, pro-smoking documents, smoking cessation, smoking glamour, statistics, tobacco industry, and tobacco news.
Policy brief on tobacco use in the Middle East, by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding.
A digital collection of 516 19th and early 20th century tobacco ads, leaflets, posters, and tobacco insert cards and flags from the collections of Duke University. “Many of the tobacco insert cards contain images of popular contemporary actresses. These advertisements are organized by the name of the tobacco company and then by the product advertised.”
Collection of smoking advertisement images maintained by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, sortable by advertisement type, brand, company, and country.
The Tobacco Control Archives, located at the University of California, San Francisco, collects, preserves, and provides access to papers, unpublished documents, and electronic resources relevant to tobacco control issues. The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library contains more than 7 million documents created by major tobacco companies related to their advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research activities. Collections within the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library include the Joe Camel Collection.
The Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) is a World Health Organization global initiative to reduce smoking prevalence worldwide. Nevertheless, the “Tobacco Free Initiative provides links to other tobacco-related websites in the belief that the informed individual is better able to make health and lifestyle decisions.” These include tobacco companies, tobacco company financial data, online tobacco magazines, newswires, and economic and trade data.
Compilation of stories from the Washington Post on tobacco, including health issues, industry news, lawsuits, politics and policy, and teen smoking.