TO OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES
There are literally thousands of tobacco-related websites
and information resources out there. Here’s a
partial list of websites and links that may be helpful
as you begin to research tobacco use on your campus.
College Tobacco Websites:
Funded by the Santa Clara County Public
Health Department Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
and the Tobacco Control Coalition, the site contains links
to Foothill College’s own smoking policy as well as
to websites promoting student activities. It describes past
curriculum infusion projects at Foothill, which may be especially
helpful to community college administrators and/or students.
Virginia Commonwealth University’s
smoke-free website provides free copies of its college tobacco
social norms marketing campaign posters and presents personal
stories of VCU students who have recently quit and those who
have never used tobacco.
of Lethbridge-Students for Tobacco Reduction
The University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada)
website was developed by students and contains information
about their efforts to encourage the creation of a comprehensive
campus tobacco policy, to increase awareness about the effects
and addictiveness of tobacco, and to facilitate the organization
and creation of campus smoking cessation programs.
of Washington—Tobacco Use Prevention
The former faculty home page of Ted Eytan,
MD, MPH, this site contains documents about the campaign to
ban tobacco sales at University of Washington. Although the
site is no longer active and some links no longer work, it
is still a great resource.
of Rhode Island—Breathe Easy…We’re Going
This University of Rhode Island (URI) website
contains information about their smoke-free campus policy.
The site also provides general facts about college smoking
and quitting information.
of Vermont Center for Health and Wellbeing—Tobacco &
Sponsored by the Center for Health and Wellbeing
at the University of Vermont (UVM), this website features
a section on UVM’s media campaign that uses a social
norms marketing to encourage students to stay smoke-free.
Know You Want To
Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin,
Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh), this site explains how to promote campus
cessation services from quit kits to classes. It also illustrates
how social norms marketing for tobacco prevention has been
implemented at UW Oshkosh.
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State and Regional Initiatives:
The following statewide tobacco prevention coalition websites
provide information about tobacco use and tobacco prevention
efforts, including legislation, at the state and local level
as well as other general tobacco prevention documents, links,
Tobacco Control Alliance
Clearing the Air
for Tobacco Free Arkansas
Generation California Tobacco Free Alliance
Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance
Mobilize Against Tobacco For Children’s Health
Delaware Tobacco Prevention Coalition
Alliance for Tobacco Prevention
for a Tobacco Free Hawaii
for Healthy Idaho
Coalition Against Tobacco
Tobacco Free Iowa Coalition Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance
for a Tobacco Free Louisiana
Free Maryland Coalition
Coalition for a Healthy Future
Free Michigan Action Coalition
Smoke Free Coalitions
Smokeless States Alliance
Partnership on Smoking or Health
Smokeless States Initiative
Tobacco Prevention Coalition
Free New Hampshire Alliance
Mexicans Concerned About Tobacco
Free New York
North Carolina Tobacco-Free Colleges Initiative
Dakota Tobacco Initiative
Free Coalition of Oregon
for a Healthy Rhode Island
Dakota Tobacco Free Kids Network
for a Healthy and Responsible Tennessee
for a Smoke Free Texas
for a Tobacco Free Vermont
for a Tobacco Free West Virginia
Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition
Smoke Free New England Campus Initiative
This site contains information on the American
Cancer Society’s Smoke-Free New England Campus Initiative,
a comprehensive seven-step program aimed to empower college
students to make their campuses smoke-free. The website includes
facts about college-age smoking, a “getting started”
section, and links to other helpful sites.
Tobacco Communities Project
The Southern Tobacco Communities Project
aims to bring together community health leaders, the tobacco
community, and community development from six southern, tobacco-growing
states (Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, and Virginia) through roundtable discussions.
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National and Federal Organizations:
Legacy Foundation (ALF)
The American Legacy Foundation, a national
public health foundation funded by Master Settlement Agreement
payments, is a resource for tobacco and cessation information,
especially for youth, women, and minority populations. Their
site provides general tobacco facts, personal stories, quitting
assistance, and information on ALF programs and initiatives.
Cancer Society—Tobacco and Cancer
The American Cancer Society website covers
numerous topics such as the harmful effects of tobacco, quitting
tips, smoking legislation, risks for children and teens, and
the Great American Smokeout program. The site also serves
as a support and information network for cancer patients,
survivors, and their families and friends.
Heart Association—Cigarette Smoking and Cardiovascular
The American Heart Association website is
a resource for those interested in tobacco use as a risk factor
for heart disease and stroke. The site also provides information
on nicotine addiction, NRT, smokeless tobacco, smoking cessation,
tobacco advertising, smokeless tobacco, environmental tobacco
smoke, federal tobacco regulations, and the tobacco industry’s
targeting of youth, minorities, and women.
The American Lung Association website includes
general smoking information as well as sections on targeted
populations, smoking and teens, tobacco control, quitting
smoking, and smoking and women. The site also features the
American Lung Association’s free online cessation course
entitled Freedom from Smoking Online.
The American Medical Association website
provides the latest medical news and educational information
for both doctors and patients. Most of the resources on this
website are intended for physicians.
and GAMMA Peer Education Network
The BACCHUS and GAMMA site is a resource
for those interested in college and university based peer
education programs that focus on student health and safety-related
issues such as tobacco, alcohol, violence prevention, and
sexual health. This site provides information about “Journey
of a Lifetime,” BACCHUS and GAMMA’s newest campus
tobacco prevention and control campaign.
and GAMMA’s Tobacco Free U
This link on the BACCHUS and GAMMA site is
their official peer education website on collegiate tobacco
control, highlighting the Student Tobacco Education Program
(STEP by STEP). This resource provides information on policy,
secondhand smoke, cessation, programming, student involvement,
for Tobacco Free Kids
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a non-profit,
non-governmental organization that provides information on
the dangers youth face from exposure and addiction to tobacco.
This site discusses tobacco initiatives on the state, federal,
and global level, and contains fact sheets and research on
tobacco and tobacco-related issues.
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—Tobacco Information
and Prevention Source (TIPS)
Sponsored by the Office of Smoking and Health
(a department within the CDC), this site is a comprehensive
source of general tobacco information and recent research.
The site provides tobacco facts, the Surgeon General’s
reports, access to and/or citations of tobacco research and
reports, quitting tips, educational materials, information
on tobacco control at the state and community level, and tobacco-free
This site is a news resource for substance
abuse and gun violence. Occasional articles focus on tobacco
in the substance abuse portion of their website. Free email
news subscription is an option.
Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The National Institutes of Health’s
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH NIAAA)
provides access to publications, databases, news releases,
research, and conference announcements related to alcohol.
Many of the publication materials can be cross-referenced
with tobacco or the programs used to address alcohol may generate
ideas for tobacco as well.
Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The NIH site for the National Institute on
Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a resource for students, young adults,
parents, teachers, researchers, and health professionals.
Publications are free unless otherwise indicated. Links to
companion websites and information on funding are also available.
Tobacco-related research can be found under the “common
drugs of abuse” tab of the website.
Network for Health
Sponsored by the United States Department
of Agriculture and Children, Youth and Families Education
and Research Network, this website promotes community strategies
to keep youth smoke-free. This site describes in the coalition
development process in detail.
the Ground Smoking Cessation and Prevention Project
This project is funded by the American Legacy Foundation
and is a joint partnership between three Historically Black
Colleges and Universities in North Carolina to: (1) reduce
smoking among college students, (2) strengthen campus smoking
policies,and (3) raise public awareness in surrounding communities.
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, this page is dedicated to protecting children from
secondhand smoke. Their main goal is for parents to pledge
to only smoke outside the home and car.
for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
The Society for Research on Nicotine and
Tobacco (SRNT) website provides information on SRNT activities
including awards/funding opportunities, upcoming conferences,
recent publication, and the quarterly SRNT Newsletter. This
site is a good resource for those interested or currently
engaged in nicotine and tobacco research.
Tech University’s Center for Tobacco Prevention and
Sponsored by Texas Tech University, the Center
for Tobacco Prevention and Control is funded by grants and
state monies, and MSA funds. It provides an in-depth resource
for anyone interested in tobacco education, prevention, policy,
research, treatment, and cessation, including a section on
tobacco and college students.
Department of the Treasury
The U.S. Department of Treasury Tax and Trade
Bureau is responsible for enforcing federal laws concerning
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GLOBALink is a website for the global tobacco
community with a tobacco encyclopedia, network, directory,
calendar of events, news section, and more.
Network of Women Against Tobacco (INWAT)
The International Network of Women Against
Tobacco addresses the complex issues of tobacco use amongst
women and young girls on an international scale.
Sponsored by the World Health Organization
(an agency of the United Nations), this site provides information
on the latest international health activities, reports, news,
and events for hundreds of health topics including tobacco,
tobacco smoke pollution, and smoking.
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Surveillance, Advocacy, and Action:
on Smoking and Health
Sponsored by Action on Smoking and Health
(ASH), a non-profit anti-smoking organization, this site is
a resource for anyone interested in legal protection of nonsmokers’
rights, from class action lawsuits against tobacco companies
to filing complaints against smoking in the workplace, apartments,
and condominiums. There are also suggested steps for college
administrators when establishing new tobacco policies/programs
for Nonsmokers' Rights
This site is sponsored by the American Nonsmokers’
Rights Foundation, a leading national lobbying organization
for nonsmokers rights. It focuses on creating smoke-free environments
and presents a national tally of local smoke-free ordinances
as well as a model policy for a smoke-free university.
Tobacco Sucks—The Campaign Against Transnational Tobacco
A project of the Council for Responsible
Public Investment funded by the California Department of Health
Services, this site is a comprehensive source for anyone seeking
information on how the actions of global “Big Tobacco”
companies are harmful to society, public health, and the environment.
A highlight of the site is a step-by-step divestment guide
for students looking to challenge and/or change tobacco investments
made by their school.
This website tracks tobacco industry policies,
research, and other news in order to improve corporate accountability.
Founded by Ralph Nader, this group encourages
activism on several issues, including tobacco. The site is
a valuable resource on global tobacco control.
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Department
of Public Health, this site displays anti-smoking campaign
advertisements, links to local and national tobacco news,
and testimonials of families affected by tobacco use.
Infact challenges corporate abuse and builds
grassroots power. Its recent project involved the boycott
of Phillip Morris, a large tobacco manufacturer. The site
displays current news in corporate influence and opportunities
to take action.
The Joe Chemo character, developed by Wesleyan
University psychology professor Scott Plous and popularized
by Adbusters Magazine, spoofs Joe Camel to present a realistic
image of smoking. Site development was funded in part by a
National Science Foundation Grant.
One of the University of California at San
Francisco Center for Tobacco Research and Education Center
websites, this site contains information on the promotion
of tobacco products in film. A good resource for anyone interested
in the connection between Hollywood and the tobacco industry,
this site discusses the problem, the key players, and suggests
steps for a solution.
The Smoke-free Network provides links to
tobacco documents, news about tobacco, action alerts concerning
tobacco policy changes, and email lists to facilitate communication
amongst advocates and administrators.
Funded by the California Department of Health
Services Tobacco Control Section, this site offers a downloadable
book called Media and Internet Advocacy: A Guide for Campus
Advocates and offers free websites to campuses and communities
interested in taking action against tobacco.
Scam: Smoke-free Restaurants
One of the University of California at San
Francisco Center for Tobacco Research and Education Center
websites, this site discusses how the tobacco industry targets
restaurants and hurts business. The site also provides sections
on secondhand smoke and smoke-free policies, as well as links
to resources about state policy, ventilation, and the economic
effects of smoke-free policies.
This source for tobacco control news and
information covers areas such legislation, litigation, cessation,
health, education, media and more.
Sponsored by Indiana Tobacco Prevention and
Cessation, this website discusses how tobacco companies have
lied about the health risks associated with tobacco use. The
site contains information on tobacco documents, secondhand
smoke, youth and Hispanic populations targeted by “Big
Tobacco,” and cessation, as well as a section pertaining
especially to Indiana citizens.
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Research Projects, Studies, and
Effects of Passive Smoking on the Coronary Circulation in
Healthy Young Adults”
Sponsored by Colorado Health Site, this link
gives a detailed summary of a 2001 study by Otsuka et. al.
from JAMA on the dangers of secondhand smoke.
on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
The National Center on Addiction and Substance
Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) provides information on
publications, newsrooms, research, and programs, and links
to resources on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs. CASA
aims to engage various disciplines to study every form of
substance abuse as it affects society.
The Core Institute offers both student and
faculty/staff surveys, such as the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey,
which can be used to measure of the effectiveness of campus-based
prevention programs. The institute offers scoring of the instrument,
special analyses, literature, slide presentations, instructional
videos, and online research advice. National statistics for
1995, 1996, and 1997 are now available.
Sheet on Secondhand Smoke”
This links to a report by Repace, Kawachi,
and Glantz on secondhand smoke and the importance of smoke-free
Trade Commission “1997 Smokeless Tobacco Report”
The 1997 Smokeless Tobacco Report issued
by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, includes a description
of the sale, advertising, and marketing practices associated
with smokeless tobacco products.
Trade Commission “1999 Cigarette Report”
The 1999 Cigarette Repor, issued by the U.S.
Federal Trade Commission, is part of a series of reports issued
by the FTC that document cigarette sales, advertising, and
promotional expenditures. Tables were compiled from raw data
obtained by the five leading tobacco companies in the U.S.
after the first year of spending affected by the Master Settlement
Fire-safe Student Housing
Written by Frederick Mowrer of the University
of Maryland’s Department of Fire Protection Engineering,
this link connects to a fire-safe student housing guide intended
for campus housing administrators. The report mentions several
campus fires that have received media attention from 1979-1998,
and cites cigarettes, among other causes, as a risk factor
Relationship Between College and Community Tobacco Control
Policymaking in Massachusetts”
This study, sponsored by National Institute
of Health's National Cancer Institute, examines the relationship
between college and community tobacco control in Massachusetts.
It focused on five colleges in western Massachusetts: Hampshire,
Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Smith and University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
College Alcohol Study
The Harvard School of Public Health College
Alcohol Study (CAS) is an ongoing study of four-year universities
across the U.S. The CAS primarily examines key issues in college
alcohol abuse, but also looks at other health behaviors including
tobacco use. There are several reports and presentations pertaining
to tobacco use available.
Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General"
The 2004 "Health Consequences of Smoking"
report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General expands the list
of illnesses and diseases linked to tobacco use and reveals
that tobacco use can lead to disease in nearly every organ
of the body.
Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
The U.S. Department of Education’s
Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
is dedicated to helping college and community leaders develop,
implement, and evaluate programs and policies to reduce student
problems related to alcohol and other drug use and interpersonal
violence. While the site focuses mainly on alcohol and other
drugs, information may be relevant to tobacco in areas such
as environmental management strategies, statewide prevention
initiatives, and social norms.
of Smoke-Free Residence Hall Policies: The Views of Administrators
at Three State Universities
This study, conducted by the Center for College Health
and Safety's College Tobacco Prevention Initiative with funding
from the American Legacy Foundation, reveals that the implementation
of smoke-free residence hall policies imposed little economic
burden on the study universities. Positive impacts were noted
in several key areas, including decreased damage to residence
hall buildings, increased student retention, and improved
enforcement of marijuana policies. Increased costs, such as
the purchase of outdoor cigarette receptacles, were outweighed
by the benefits. Findings from this study should encourage
college and university administrators to enact smoke-free
residence hall policies.
Monitoring the Future (MTF), supported by
the National Institutes of Health and associated with the
University of Michigan, is a continuing study of the behaviors,
attitudes, and values of American youth and college students.
National surveys are conducted yearly, with results and major
findings posted on this site. Tobacco use is one of several
behaviors tracked and reported on by MTF.
Cancer Institute: Cigar Q & A’s
This site is a question and answer page about
cigar smoking and cancer. It is sponsored by National Institute
of Health's National Cancer Institute.
“Tobacco Use in America” Chapter 6—College
This chapter presents information on the
prevalence and patterns of use of cigarettes, cigars, smokeless
tobacco, and pipes for three particular subpopulations: college
students, high school dropouts, and pregnant women.
of Change Report on College Smoking
This links to a summary of a study that evaluated
the implementation of a stage-of-change stamp to identify
and advise college smokers in a student health clinic.
Control Journal—Tobacco Control Online
Tobacco Control is a quarterly scientific
journal concerned with all aspects of tobacco prevention and
control. Its “top ten papers” section is a monthly
compilation of its ten most frequently requested articles.
Abstracts for all ten papers, as well as the full text versions
of some papers, are available online for free. The website
also presents a number of free powerpoint presentations related
to tobacco prevention and control.
of California San Francisco Center for Tobacco Research and
Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The American
Legacy Foundation and the California Tobacco-Related Disease
Research Program, this website provides links to a compendium
of tobacco-related documents including its Legacy Tobacco
Documents Library, and free online access to Stanton Glantz’s
books entitled Cigarette Papers and Tobacco War and More.
of California San Francisco’s Galen Library
The Galen Digital Library of the University
of California San Francisco offers tobacco control archives
including the Brown & Williamson Collection and the Legacy
Tobacco Documents Library. Unpublished documents on tobacco
control may also be accessed here.
and How Tobacco Industry Sells Cigarettes to Young Adults:
Evidence from Industry Documents”
This 2002 Ling and Glantz paper links to
a Ling and Glantz paper that analyzes tobacco industry strategies
encouraging young adults to smoke.
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Online Guide to Pharmaceutical Smoking Cessation Aids: It’s
This article highlights some of the tobacco
cessation products approved by the FDA, as well as provides
links to relevant agencies that provide cessation programs.
Stop Smoking e-cards
This site offers a multitude of free e-cards
designed to encourage loved ones to quit their smoking habits.
Sponsored by Boston University School of
Public Health and the American Legacy Foundation, QuitNet
provides a network for people trying to quit smoking. It offers
help in designing a personal plan, seeking counseling, forming
a QuitNet community, and quitting guides. The site offers
both free and enhanced support services with paid membership.
This site’s text is also available in Spanish.
Now—The National Tobacco Campaign
Sponsored by the Australian Department of
Health and Aging, this site provides general educational information
on smoking and cessation.
General’s Tobacco Cessation Guidelines
Sponsored by the Office of the Surgeon General,
this site offers materials for the consumer and the clinician
for tobacco cessation. Files are accessible in PDF or text
format, with some available in Spanish.
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Spit Tobacco Education Project (NSTEP)
Funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation, the NSTEP was founded to educate the baseball
“family” and the American public about the dangers
of smokeless tobacco. This site provides spit tobacco facts,
as well as links to NSTEP activities in various regions throughout
The Oral Cancer Foundation site is a resource
for those interested in oral cancer diagnosis, treatment,
rehabilitation, survivor support, dental issues, and research
information. The site also features a section entitled the
“Tobacco Connection” that provides information
on different types of tobacco, nicotine and addiction, cessation,
and tobacco-related diseases.
Tobacco Prevention Network
The Spit Tobacco Prevention Network is a
joint effort of the public, private, and volunteer sectors
dedicated to eliminating spit tobacco use in Texas. This site
provides an overview of the program, tips on how to quit,
a description of the Troy Aikman campaign, and links to other
smokeless tobacco resources.
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Social Norms and Social Marketing:
Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention —Social
Norms and Social Marketing
This portion of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol
and Other Drug Prevention's website is a great resource for
information on social norms marketing campaigns. In particular,
it has a listing of references and resources, Frequently Asked
Questions, and case studies of current work on various campuses.
There is also a link to Dr. Alan D. Berkowitz's paper entitled,
"The Social Norms Approach: Theory, Research, and Annotated
Sponsored by the Department of Health and
Human Development at the University of Montana-Bozeman, this
site provides information on a large social norms research
project in Montana. The FAQs on this site are particularly
Social Norms Resource Center
Sponsored by the National Social Norms Resource
Center, this website provides information about the social
norms approach to health issues such as alcohol and tobacco
prevention. The site provides information on social norms
marketing as well as links to schools that have used social
norms campaigns to promote non-smoking.
The Social Marketing Institute was created
to advance the science and practice of social marketing. It
provides many resources including a number of papers on the
practical application of social marketing principles. Founded
by Alan Andreasen and William Novelli and funded in part by
the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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