“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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CSTS Video Highlights: The Physician’s Role in Ending the Tobacco Pandemic

CSTS Video Highlights: The Physician’s Role in Ending the Tobacco Pandemic

ABOUT DR. BLUM Alan Blum, MD, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the tobacco industry, founded Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) [1977-2002], the first physicians’ organization dedicated to ending the tobacco pandemic. As editor of the Medical Journal of Australia and the New York State Journal of Medicine in the 1980s, he published the […]

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CSTS Video Highlights: Your Drugstore and Cancer Center

CSTS Video Highlights: Your Drugstore and Cancer Center

ABOUT DR. BLUM Alan Blum, MD, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the tobacco industry, founded Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) [1977-2002], the first physicians’ organization dedicated to ending the tobacco pandemic. As editor of the Medical Journal of Australia and the New York State Journal of Medicine in the 1980s, he published the […]

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CSTS Video Highlights: DOC Sports and Cigarettes

CSTS Video Highlights: DOC Sports and Cigarettes

ABOUT DR. BLUM Alan Blum, MD, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the tobacco industry, founded Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) [1977-2002], the first physicians’ organization dedicated to ending the tobacco pandemic. As editor of the Medical Journal of Australia and the New York State Journal of Medicine in the 1980s, he published the […]

CSTS Video Highlights: When More Doctors Smoked Camels

CSTS Video Highlights: When More Doctors Smoked Camels

  To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, Dr Alan Blum created an exhibition consisting of seven glass cases.   ABOUT DR. BLUM Alan Blum, MD, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the tobacco industry, founded Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) [1977-2002], the first physicians’ organization dedicated […]

CSTS Video Highlights: A History of Cigarette Marketing Targeted to African-Americans

CSTS Video Highlights: A History of Cigarette Marketing Targeted to African-Americans

Above is a presentation titled “Alive with Pleasure! – Dead with Disease” given by Dr. Blum at the 88th annual Clearing the Air in Communities of Color Conference at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff on May 17, 2011. ABOUT DR. BLUM Alan Blum, MD, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the tobacco […]

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CSTS Video Highlights: Obesity in Alabama

CSTS Video Highlights: Obesity in Alabama

A presentation on food marketing and its impact on Obesity in the state given at The College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama by Dr. Alan Blum. ABOUT DR. BLUM Alan Blum, MD, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the tobacco industry, founded Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) [1977-2002], the first […]

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CSTS Video Highlights: DOC Sui-Genocide (1989)

CSTS Video Highlights: DOC Sui-Genocide (1989)

ABOUT DR. BLUM Alan Blum, MD, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the tobacco industry, founded Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) [1977-2002], the first physicians’ organization dedicated to ending the tobacco pandemic. As editor of the Medical Journal of Australia and the New York State Journal of Medicine in the 1980s, he published the […]

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CSTS Video Highlights: Confessions of a Simple Surgeon

CSTS Video Highlights: Confessions of a Simple Surgeon

  ABOUT BUGA-UP [description of BUGA-UP and link to their site] ABOUT THE CENTER The Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society at The University of Alabama, established in 1998, holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of original materials in the country on the tobacco industry and the anti-smoking movement over the past […]

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CSTS Video Highlights: Death in the West

CSTS Video Highlights: Death in the West

Produced in 1976 by Thames Television, Death in the West remains one of the most powerful films produced about cigarettes, their advertising, and specifically the Marlboro Man ever produced. Phillip Morris subsequently sued Thames Television in British court. Following a secret settlement in 1979, all available copies of the film were suppressed. In 1981, Professor […]

CSTS Video Highlights: Medicine vs. Madison Avenue

CSTS Video Highlights: Medicine vs. Madison Avenue

Watch “Medicine vs Madison Avenue” A top award winner at the 1994 International Medical Film Festival, “Medicine vs. Madison Avenue” explores cigarette marketing at its peak in the 20th century. Narrated by physician-activist and humorist Alan Blum, MD, who former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop has called the person “who has done more against […]