News and Videos

This page links to resources for tobacco-related news and current events. The video section includes links directly to specific videos as well as collections of videos about topics such as government hearings, anti-tobacco campaigns, and advertising.

Tobacco News and Information

TobaccoOrg Online resource center for tobacco control news. searches for tobacco-related news coverage from throughout the United States and around the world, and updates the website daily.

Legacy For Health Tobacco Infographics

Legacy for Health Legacy Foundation Icon logoLegacy for Health as created a number of animated infographics describing various aspects of the tobacco issue including the hidden costs of smoking, poverty, smoking in movies, and the death toll of smoking.

Tobacco Industry Tactics Podcasts

Podcast presentation based on research in UCSF’s Legacy Tobacco Documents Library about the industry’s marketing, advertising, manufacturing, scientific research about and sales of tobacco products as well as their political activities.

Tobacco Videos

This website is a repository for tobacco advertisements and tobacco media.

Library of UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos

The University of California, San Francisco Tobacco Control Archives Multimedia Collection contains audiotapes and videotapes related to the advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sale, and scientific research of tobacco products as well as materials gathered and produced by tobacco control advocates.

Legacy Tobacco Documents Multimedia Library

The Multimedia Collection contains more than 7,500 tobacco industry video and audio recordings including focus groups, internal corporate meetings, depositions of tobacco industry employees, government hearings, corporate communications, and commercials.

Butt Really?

Video Icon In this video, Legacy for Health uses other forms of littering to highlight the atrocity of cigarette butt pollution.

The Way Things Were

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention iconOver the past 50 years, the social acceptability of smoking has declined significantly; this is a keystone accomplishment of the tobacco control movement. This video explores the importance of social norm change as a primary strategy for improving public health by reducing smoking rates.

Tobacco in Africa Video Series

IDRCThese short videos provide an introduction to tobacco use in Africa, some of the successes in addressing the devastating effects of tobacco use, and the challenges to progress, including tobacco industry influence. These videos were made in conjunction with the African Tobacco Situation Analysis Project (ATSA), an initiative supported by IDRC in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

How Much is a Life Worth? The Truth About Tobacco

How-Much-is-a-Life-Worth1-e1350414407957 Published on Oct 15, 2012

This video spotlights the devastating global tobacco epidemic and how the tobacco industry works to addict new users, especially kids. Data comes from The Tobacco Atlas, Fourth Edition, published by the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation and is just one way the American Cancer Society will be celebrating the Great American Smokeout® and World No Tobacco Day.

This annual event, taking place on the third Thursday of November, encourages smokers to use the date of the observance to make their plan to quit smoking for good or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

Edward Bernays: Torches of Freedom

Edward Bernays Torches Edward Bernays worked as a publicist for the American Tobacco Company and lead the movement of marketing cigarettes to women as “torches of freedom”.