The Health Claims and Tobacco collection is composed of articles, advertisements, and other materials related to tobacco and health claims. There are articles about new cigarette brands with health claims, historical surveys, and other themes. Most of the articles are from newspapers, although there are also journal articles. There are a large number of print advertisements, both single sheets and in original publications.
Advertisements campaign themes include “More Doctors Smoke Camels” and others. The advertisements are from newspapers and magazines, with a large number of Time and Life magazines. The exhibition material is mostly related to the “When More Doctors Smoked Camels” exhibition that was displayed at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and other venues. materials include images, correspondence, and newspaper and journal articles. Some artifacts, like cigarette boxes and promotional items are also included. There is also some papers about smokeless tobacco and the health claims surrounding it. The items date from ca. 1900 to 2012, with the majority of the material dating from 1930-2000.
Brands include Accord, American Spirit, Ariva, Barclay, Basic, Camel, Carlton, Chesterfield, Commander, Cut Plug, Doral, Eclipse, Embassy, Fatima, Fleetwood, Julep, Kent, Kool, L&M, Lucky Strike, Marlboro, Medico, Mercer, Merit, Murad, Navy Cut, Now, Old Gold, Omni, Pall Mall, Parliament, Premier, Quest, Rameses, Regent, Riverhead Gold, Salem, Skoal, Snus, Spud Imperials, Tareyton, Viceroy, Virginia Slims, and York.