ABC News' easy-to-use site lets you compare your congressman's voting record
with what he/she has received in tobacco interests' contributions. Just click
on your state, then your congressman, to find out money received. Then check
their 'pro tobacco voting' records on five key votes during the '97 session of
Congress in the Senate; four key votes in the House. Did money from tobacco
interests influence how they voted? Check it out.
FRONTLINE's web report covers the ABC network's run-in with tobacco companies
in 1994. Philip Morris sued ABC for libel for reporting that the company
manipulated nicotine in its cigarettes. The site includes in-depth interviews
with journalists, First Amendment lawyers, media analysts and others talking
newsroom policies, practices and ethics. This web site also offers a
'webumentary' analysis of the thousands of pages of internal Brown &
Williamson Corporation documents which were posted on the internet in 1995 and
reveal three decades of tobacco industry secrets.
A good, comprehensive site which collects tobacco related documents, late
breaking news coverage, and good information on the politics of the tobacco
This web site of the St. Paul Pioneer Press offers full background reports and
continuous updates on the estimated $6.5 billion settlement reached May 8,
1998 between the state of Minnesota, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
and tobacco firms.
This site's "Know What You Own" section offers one the ability to search any
mutual fund for tobacco holdings. It also has gathered interesting
information regarding tobacco stocks and investors' questions and concerns.
A site designed for activists working for tobacco control which presents daily
news summaries, searchable databases, state-by state-listing of anti-tobacco
organizations and many other related links.
The University of California at San Francisco Tobacco Archive
has collected thousand of pages of the Brown & WIlliamson Tobacco
Corporation documents which came to light in 1994. They reveal the secret
research activities of the tobaccco industry over three decades. The site
offers options to search and browse the collection.
Non-profit organization working to reduce teenage smoking
Click on the 'Posters' section to see some spoofs on tobacco advertising.
This project is trying to foster constructive dialogue on the economic impact
of tobacco regulation on tobacco farmers.
Georgia FORCES ("Fight Ordinances & Restrictions to Control &
Eliminate Smoking") is a grassroots movement set up to 'protect our right of
choice to smoke."
A good resource for a wide range of material and information on the historic
June 20, 1997 agreement between the tobacco companies and states' attorneys
general. Offers updates, archives, congressional action section, etc.
Cornered, Big Tobacco at the Bar of Justice
by Peter Pringle
Henry Holt and Company, New York, NY, 1998.
The People Vs. Big Tobacco, How the States took on the Cigarette
By Carrick Mollenkamp, Adam Levy, Joseph Menn, Jeffrey Rothfeder of Bloomberg
Bloomberg Press, Princeton, NJ, 1998.
Ashes to Ashes, America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health and
the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris
By Richard Kluger
Vintage Books, New York, NY, 1996.
The Cigarette Papers
By Stanton A. Glantz, John Slade, Lisa Bero, Peter Hanauer, and Deborah
University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1996.
Behind the Oval Office
By Dick Morris
Random House, New York, NY, 1997.
" A Peace Plan for the Cigarette Wars,"
by Richard Kluger
The New York Times Magazine, April 7, 1996
" Fanning the Flames,"
by Michael Orey
The American Lawyer, April 1996
" How Seven Individuals With Diverse Motives Halted Tobacco's Wars,"
by Alix M.
Freedman and Suein L. Hwang
Wall Street Journal, July 11, 1997
"Counsel for the Plaintiff; He Took Asbestos Companies for Millions. He Scared
Tobacco Companies into Offering Up Billions. Who is Dickie Scruggs, and Why is
Everyone so Afraid of Him?"
By Tim Carvell,
Fortune Magazine, September 29,
"U.S. Brings Its First Charges in the Tobacco Investigation,"
New York Times, January 8, 1998
"Is Chapter 11 Just An Idle Threat By Big Tobacco?,"
By Ann Davis,
Wall Street Journal, April 17, 1998
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