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Links is a virtual library of tobacco information, from breaking news about the tobacco industry (updated daily) to an extensive and meticulous timeline of tobacco, to information on smoking and health. The site also has its own search engine, which allows you to search through archival material for specific topics related to tobacco.

Tobacco Control Archives
The University of California at San Francisco sponsors and maintains this carefully organized online archive. The Tobacco Control Archives house papers, unpublished documents, litigation transcripts and briefs, and lists of other tobacco-related resources. is a cool, highly interactive education site devoted to laying out the facts about smoking. Tour a virtual smoker's body (not for the squeamish), read about the tobacco industry, and explore in-depth features related to specific smoking topics, such as gay students and smoking, and tobacco divestment.

CDC Tobacco Information and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control Web site offers up-to-the-minute information on research, data, and reports about smoking and information on quitting the habit.

Smoking From All Sides
As its name suggests, this site approaches smoking from all sides of the issue. There's plenty of news, archival documents, resource materials, and links here to satisfy your curiosity, whether you see tobacco as friend or foe or are as yet undecided.

Cigarettes: Anatomy of an Industry from Seed to Smoke by Tara Parker-Pope New York: The New Press, 2001
This incisive, well-researched book by a Wall Street Journal reporter has chapters on cigarette history; business; cultivation, packaging, and distribution; marketing and advertising; public health; and the future. See our excerpt, "Safer" Cigarettes: A History.

Smokescreen: The Truth Behind the Tobacco Industry Coverup by Philip J. Hilts Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1996
Hilts, a New York Times science and health reporter, begins his hard-hitting tale in 1953, when the public first learned of a possible connection between cigarette smoking and cancer. Pulling no punches, he goes on to lay out in grisly detail how Big Tobacco has conspired for decades to mislead consumers, target youth, and browbeat critics.

Smoking: The Artificial Passion by David Krogh Oxford: W.H. Freeman & Co., 1991
Objective in style, nonjudgmental in tone, this intelligent book delves into the social, psychological, and physical reasons people smoke. It also offers sound suggestions on how to quit.

Special Thanks
Robert Bereman, Vector Tobacco
Carl Charlson, producer, "Search for a Safe Cigarette"
Dr. Jack Henningfield, Pinney Associates, Inc.
Jackie Mow, associate producer, "Search for a Safe Cigarette"
James Quintiere, University of Maryland at College Park

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