“Cigarette smoking is a health hazard of sufficient importance in the United States to warrant appropriate remedial action.”

-Luther Terry, 1964
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“Stand Up To Cancer” Not Standing Up to Cigarette Promoters

“Stand Up To Cancer” Not Standing Up to Cigarette Promoters

Tuscaloosa, AL, September 4, 2014 – Several of the sponsors of this Friday’s “Stand Up To Cancer” national fundraising telethon are doing more to promote cigarette companies than to prevent or cure cancer, according to an analysis of the organization behind the event by a physician and veteran anti-cancer advocate at The University of Alabama. “This effort […]

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The Surgeon General’s Report at 50: Not a Golden Anniversary

The Surgeon General’s Report at 50: Not a Golden Anniversary

Tuscaloosa, AL (January 9, 2014) – As the US Department of Health and Human Services prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary this month of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health with a new report, “The Health Consequences of Smoking–50 Years of Progress,” a veteran anti-smoking strategist argues in a provocative new documentary released online today […]

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Exhibition about Landmark Smoking Report Featured at University of Alabama

Exhibition about Landmark Smoking Report Featured at University of Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — “The Surgeon General vs. The Marlboro Man: Who Really Won?” That’s the provocative question posed by an original exhibition at The University of Alabama’s Gorgas Library to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of the landmark 1964 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. On Nov. 20, a reception will be […]

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Welcome to the Center

Welcome to the Center

Founded in 1998, the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society offers resources, charting the history of tobacco marketing. The Center is an outgrowth of the tobacco archive which Dr. Alan Blum established in the 1970’s to preserve the materials held and to serve as an international resource on tobacco issues. In establishing the Center […]