Recommended Links

Advertising & Marketing

Stanford University Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising (SRITA) A comprehensive gallery of images, primarily advertisements and video, that illustrates the tobacco companies' deceptive claims regarding the safety of their products. Includes a growing e-cigarette section.

Tobacco Pack Surveillance System Database of images of more than 3,000 cigarette packs.

UCSF E-Cigarette Marketing Web Archive A selected collection of preserved websites (2009 to present) related to the marketing of e-cigarettes, e-liquids, mods, and their equivalent. In addition to brand sites, the collection includes websites created by vaping advocacy organizations and trade associations.

UK Tobacco Industry Advertising Documents Database Documents from the UK tobacco industry's main advertising agencies ranging from 1994 to 1999

Advocacy & Education

Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Information, advocacy, education, networking and campaigning in the UK.

Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights Action-oriented program to support policy and legislation at the local, state and national levels.

American Lung Association Improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Advocates for public policies in the U.S. and internationally.

Centers for Disease Control: Smoking and Tobacco Use Contains Surgeon Generals’ reports, facts regarding tobacco use, smokeless tobacco, tobacco ingredients and additives, and tips for quitting.

Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF Its work 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.

Nightingales Nurses (Archived website as of 4/2017) Nurse activists who work to focus public attention on the behavior of the tobacco industry.

Public Health Advocacy Institute Endgame strategies.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research on tobacco use, e-cigarettes, smoking cessation, the effects of tobacco advertising, clean indoor air initiatives, and policy research and analysis.

Smoke Free Movies Aims to sharply reduce the U.S. film industry's usefulness to Big Tobacco's domestic & global marketing.

Tobacco Control Archives at UCSF Contains paper and media collections from the tobacco control movement. Also includes other tobacco control resources.

Tobacco Tactics Created by the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, this wiki provides information on the tobacco industry and its allies. Explores how the industry influences public health policy.

Truth Initiative - Inspiring Tobacco-Free Lives Among Truth Initiative's top priorities are to reduce tobacco use by young people and to support programs that help people quit smoking. Created the Truth campaign.

World Health Organization's Tobacco Free Initiative International tobacco control resources.

Laws & Litigation

Brown & Williamson v. Regents of the University of California

California Attorney General: Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) Settlement of lawsuits from 46 States against the five major cigarette manufacturers and their industry associations.

FDA Tobacco Litigation Tracker Tracks and monitors litigation about the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of tobacco products.

Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law. National network supporting tobacco control policy change by giving advocates better access to legal expertise. Includes extensive investigations into specific cases and resultant tobacco policies.

Secondhand Smoke Litigation Summaries of legal cases about secondhand smoke.

Tobacco Control Legislation and Litigation Lists international and U.S. laws and lawsuits.

Tobacco War: Inside the California Battles California state proposition and local tobacco control ordinances from the 1970s to the 1990s.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Litigation between the U.S. FDA and major tobacco companies on issues such as warning labels.

U.S. v. Philip Morris USA, et al. The 2006 RICO case.


TobaccoWiki - a Project of Source Watch [archived in 2019] Research project dedicated to the collaborative mining of millions of pages of previously-secret, internal tobacco industry documents. Anyone may contribute.

Tobacco Company Document Websites

Council for Tobacco Research (CTR) Documents

Philip Morris Documents

RJ Reynolds Documents - includes American Tobacco, Brown & Williamson and Lorillard documents

Tobacco Institute Documents