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Tobacco has been a part of cultures around the world since ancient times. This page provides links to various timelines and resources for the history of tobacco.

50 Years of Tobacco Control Timeline

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF iconThis interactive timeline from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explores major milestones in tobacco history with links to videos, photo galleries, charts, and reports.

Major Tobacco Related Events in the United States

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation This timeline of major tobacco events in the United States runs from World War II to 2010. It includes activities by the tobacco companies, federal and state regulations and taxes, links of tobacco to heart disease and cancer, and the deaths of prominent people from lung cancer.

Tobacco Chronology

Action on Smoking and Health This series of chronologies shows how the tobacco companies have said one thing in public but then acted differently.

History of Smoking Bibliography

UCSF-Library This bibliography was created as part of a research project on the history of the cigarette and the development of a working-class niche market. It includes works on the history of tobacco, history of advertising, and other tobacco-related sources in the social studies or humanities fields covering the years 1920 to 2008.

Tobacco Timeline

TobaccoOrg Tobacco.org’s tobacco timeline provides historical information about the use and spread of tobacco through eight different webpages

History of Tobacco

The Tobacco Atlas provides the history of tobacco from 6000 BCE to 2012.

Tobacco Documents Bibliography

UCSF-Library1 Frequently updated comprehensive bibliography of publications and resources that utilize and analyze tobacco industry documents from 1994 to present. This section of the bibliography is specifically devoted to economics.

Frank Statement to Smokers

University of California San Francisco UCSF Library icon The Frank Statement was a historic ad run by the major American tobacco companies in 1954 that marked the beginning of a long legacy of misinformation about the health effects of smoking.