Universities and Tobacco

An Insidious Obstacle to Tobacco Control

History – Universities & Tobacco

Tobacco is a true legacy at almost every college and university, with roots going back to the early 19th century. This section chronicles the lectures of Benjamin Waterhouse, MD in the early 1800s and the ubiquitous cigarette advertising to college-age Americans in the second half of the 20th century. Below you will also find a link to our exhibition on cigarette advertising in sports (Sports+Tobacco=A Losing Team) where a section in our exhibit Touchdown Tobbacco displays football programs from the combined collections of the Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society and the Paul W. Bryant Museum at the University of Alabama.