The Center for Study of Tobacco and Society

Alabama State Headlines on Smoking

This collection is composed of newspaper headlines from Alabama newspapers and headlines in national newspapers that contain references to Alabama. Headlines and articles are about politics in Alabama surrounding tobacco, alcohol and gambling laws; anti-smoking movements and events in Alabama; general health information, health rankings, and health statistics for Alabama; advertisements and photos depicting tobacco and alcohol; and the Winston Cup and other racing events at Talledega Superspeedway.

Sources of publications include The Birmingham News, The  Tuscaloosa News, The Huntsville Times, The  Mobile Register, The Crimson White, and Tuscaloosa Magazine. National publications include USA Today, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Headlines date from 1987-2012, with most dating from 1998-2012.

“City weighs a broad ban on smoking”

The Birmingham News
July 14th, 2002

“T-Town to consider smoking ban”

The Crimson White
March 3rd, 2006

“Up in Smoke”

The Birmingham News
January 18th, 2004

“Tobacco Free Alabama”

Brochure
Coalition for a Tobacco Free Alabama

“More UA students opting for electronic cigarettes”

The Crimson White
August 21, 2013

“Alabama’s rate of smoking is increasing”

The Tuscaloosa News
November 11th, 1999

“Alabama doctor is surgeon general pick”

The Birmingham News
July 14th, 2009

“With open arms: UA welcomes cigarette makers to Campus

Editorial by Alan Blum, MD
The Birmingham News
March 5th, 2006

“Smoking rate is up for first time in 15 years”

The Tuscaloosa News
November 13th, 2009

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