This section offers links to selected tobacco-related websites. A brief description of the entity's self-described mission and/or goals is provided. Inclusion of a website link does not imply any relationship to the UMTRN, and this list is not intended to cover all tobacco-related websites. If you are aware of an important site that the UMTRN may wish to include, please contact us with the URL and we will consider adding it.
(Note that some sites logically fit more than one of the categories below. For example, many sites included under “Tobacco Control Organizations” also regularly provide “Tobacco News & Information.” We have categorized sites by what seemed to us their most defining feature.)
Tobacco News & Information
Click on "Tobacco & Health Information" links
Monitoring the Future.Org
An ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults
Multi-State Settlement with the Tobacco Industry (full text)
National Association of Attorneys General full documentation on the Master Settlement Agreement
Tobacco Control Supersite
University of Sydney archives of tobacco industry documentation and research teams, and information relevant to smoking prevention and control in Australia
Website devoted to Tobacco News and Information
UCSF Center for Tobacco Control, Research & Education
Offers diverse educational and research opportunities including postdoctoral fellowships, graduate research positions, and training for public health advocates and selected international visitors who wish to learn about the use of tobacco industry documents as public health tools. Our work spans tobacco control policy, health effects of secondhand and active smoking, and other areas.
World Health Organization: Health Topic - Tobacco
The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health , sponsors this page which provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched BeTobaccoFree.gov in November 2012 to serve as a comprehensive website that provides one-stop access to the best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information from across its agencies. This consolidated resource includes general information on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.
CDC Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS)
This is the first public data release of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS). Since 1999, GYTS has been completed by over 1.4 million students in 133 countries. On September 27, 2004 , the GYTS Collaborative Group released data collected in 1999 for 12 countries in 6 WHO regions. T he GYTS was developed in late 1998 and initiated in 1999 to assist countries in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating their comprehensive tobacco control programs to protect youth from tobacco use.
CDC's Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the federal government's primary agency for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. The CDC's Office on Smoking and Health is responsible for leading and coordinating strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation among youth and adults, protecting nonsmokers from secondhand tobacco smoke, and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities.
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment, including assessments of the impact of smoking. This page links to a fact sheet on the health effects of secondhand smoke exposure
Federal Trade Commission
The government entity that works to ensure that the nation's markets are vigorous, efficient, and free of restrictions
Michigan Department of Community Health's Tobacco Control Program
The State of Michigan's up-to-date, comprehensive tobacco control website
Created by the National Cancer Institute, this is intended to help people quit smoking through a variety of measures
USDA Tobacco Briefing Room
The Tobacco Briefing Room offered a synthesis of USDA Economic Research Service research, analysis, and outlook on U.S. and world tobacco and tobacco-product markets. It included current and historical data on supply, demand, trade, and prices; information on U.S. policy and the U.S. industry; and recommended readings. This file provides information on the contents of the Briefing Room when it was archived in January 2008.
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Tobacco Control Organizations
Action on Smoking and Health (United Kingdom)
A campaigning public health charity working for a comprehensive societal response to tobacco aimed at reduction and eventual elimination of the health problems caused by tobacco
Action on Smoking and Health (US-based with global focus)
Working individually and through a large global network, ASH monitors industry behavior, pushes for stronger regulations at home and abroad, and ensures that tobacco is on the global agenda for health, trade, development and human rights.
American Legacy Foundation
Building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights
Leading national lobbying organization dedicated to nonsmoker's rights
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Non-government initiative launched to protect children from tobacco addiction and exposure to second hand smoke
Corporate Accountability International
A membership organization that protects people by waging and winning campaigns challenging irresponsible and dangerous corporate action
Framework Convention Alliance
International advocacy information as well as progress on ratification and implementation of the FCTC.
GlobaLink - The International Tobacco-Control Network
Managed by the International Union against Cancer, GLOBALink is the leading international tobacco control network serving all those active in tobacco-control and public health
International Network of Women Against Tobacco
Global network of tobacco control specialists dedicated to achieve improved health and greater equality among women and girls by eliminating tobacco use and exposure
MISmoke Free Apartment
Encourages and assists landlords in Michigan in adopting smoke-free policies, and assists tenants in seeking smoke-free policies in apartments they live in or plan to move into
National Center for Tobacco Policy
Teaches organizations, including academic institutions, how to develop, implement and sustain a tobacco-free environment, and provides assistance to organizations who are considering a tobacco-free policy, are becoming tobacco-free, or need ongoing support to sustain a tobacco policy.
Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada
Canadian Physicians with shared goal of reduction of and exposure to tobacco related illnesses
Smoke-Free Environments Law Project
Statewide project providing information, consultation, and advice for businesses, local units of government, and individuals in Michigan on policies and practices to protect employees and the general public from harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke
The Center for Social Gerontology: Tobacco & The Elderly
Dedicated to redress and mitigate the physical and emotional harm to older persons caused by the tobacco industry
Tobacco Control Resource Centre
European association with focus on realizing the enormous potential of doctors in tobacco control
Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative
In an effort to reduce the more than 440,000 tobacco-related deaths and other human health costs each year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative (TFCCI) to promote and support the adoption and implementation of tobacco-free policies at universities, colleges, and other institutions of higher learning across the United States. HHS is collaborating with leaders at academic institutions with tobacco- or smoke-free campus policies, public health advocates, researchers, and others in pursuit of the elimination of tobacco use on college campuses everywhere. TFCCI's mission emphasizes the inclusion of universities, colleges, community colleges, and other educational institutions within very diverse environments. The resources it provides are varied and can be customized to individual circumstances.
University of Wisconsin - Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention
The University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI) is nationally recognized for its groundbreaking tobacco research and tobacco treatment training. It's all in an effort to help patients quit smoking. For free handouts, CME, videos, research tools, and more, visit http://www.ctri.wisc.edu.
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Voluntary and Professional Societies
Journals and Magazines
Sites with Multiple Additional Tobacco Links
Tobacco Document Links
Addiction Incorporated (documentary film released Dec. 2011)
The true story of Victor DeNoble, one of the most important and influential whistleblowers of all time, comes to the big screen in ADDICTION INCORPORATED. In the 1980s, DeNoble was a research scientist at a major tobacco company, where he was tasked with finding a substitute for nicotine that would not cause heart attacks. He succeeded- but in the process, he proved something that the industry had been denying for years: that cigarettes were addictive. He also uncovered a new addictive ingredient- setting off a chain of events that still reverberates even today. In a true act of modern-day heroism, DeNoble took his findings to the people despite a strict confidentiality agreement, eventually testifying about his research in the infamous 1994 Congressional hearings with the seven heads of the major tobacco companies. An unprecedented alliance of journalists, politicians, attorneys, and whistleblowers achieved what was once considered impossible - the first ever federal regulation of the tobacco industry, which continues to have repercussions even today. They all come together to tell their stories in ADDICTION INCORPORATED — a story of one man risking everything to make a difference, shaking up a powerful industry and saving countless lives along the way.
Monitoring the Future (Youth Tobacco Use Data)
An ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults - conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
The documents contained in this collection discuss all aspects of packaging and pricing of cigarettes, including the impact of prices and excise taxes on sales of tobacco products. Also included are documents that discuss legislative and regulatory lobbying efforts on the part of the tobacco industry to undermine new packaging/ pricing, and excise tax measures.
Smoke-Free Ordinances (American for Nonsmokers' Rights)
Local control is at the heart of our broader goal of educating the public about the health effects caused by secondhand smoke and changing attitudes regarding smoking in ways that harm other people
The BADvertising Institute
Doctored-up tobacco ads to make them honest
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