Public Information

The Center offers a wide range of Public Information Resources to the public, the media, and public policy makers on topics ranging from nicotine addiction to secondhand smoke to access to tobacco industry documents. This information comes from research done at UCSF and throughout the world.
  • The CTCRE issues a quarterly newsletter on current happenings in tobacco control at UCSF.

  • In 2003, Philip Morris Companies officially changed its name to the Altria Group, Inc. The REAL reasons for this change: to hide the “taint” of tobacco and to restore a corporate image.

  • ANNUAL TOBACCO DOCUMENTS WORKSHOP:  PUTTING THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY’S WORDS TO WORK FOR YOU Tobacco Control Advocacy and Corporate Accountability Event: Register Now! The University of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, an interdisciplinary research community, announces its one-day workshop on using tobacco industry documents for advocacy. The workshop will cover:

  • Over 62 million pages of previously secret tobacco industry documents from US tobacco companies made available as a result of litigation against the industry.

  • Nurse activists who work to focus public attention on the behavior of the tobacco industry and its contribution to the preventable epidemic of tobacco-caused disease and death.

  • Professor Stanton Glantz’ research group has completed detailed histories of tobacco control policymaking and efforts by the tobacco industry to thwart these policies in 29 states.  These reports include details on political activities of both sides as well as histories of tobacco industry campaign contributions and lobbying activities as well as state tobacco control programs. 

  • Evidence-based training for clinicians on how to help people stop smoking and using other tobacco products.

  • Everything you want to know about secondhand smoke.

  • Reducing the value of movies to replace the 400,000 smokers the tobacco industry kills every year.

  • The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to increase smoking
    cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. The Center creates partnerships for results with a variety of groups and

  • Paper and media collections at the UCSF Library include organizational records of agencies and activist groups, as well as papers of individuals active in tobacco control. The archive also contains details of federal and state lawsuits and rulings against the tobacco industry.

  • How Big Tobacco tricks restaurants and bars into fighting smokefree policies. Information on the real economic effects of smokefree policies, effects of secondhand smoke, and more.