US Media Coverage of Tobacco Industry Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives (2018)

Authors: Patricia McDaniel, E. Anne Lown, and Ruth E. Malone Abstract Media coverage of tobacco industry corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives represents a competitive field where tobacco control advocates and the tobacco industry vie to shape public and policymaker understandings about tobacco control and the industry. Through a content analysis of 649 US news items, […]

“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire”: A Content Analysis of Print and Web-Based News Media Reporting of the Philip Morris–Funded Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (2019)

Authors: Christina Watts and Becky Freeman Abstract Background: In September 2017, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), a not-for-profit organization with a core purpose “to accelerate global efforts to reduce deaths and harm from smoking” was launched. However, the legitimacy of the FSFW’s vision has been questioned by experts in tobacco control because of the organization’s only […]

Tobacco Industry Efforts Undermining Evidence Linking Secondhand Smoke With Cardiovascular Disease (2007)

Authors: Elisa Kong and Stanton Glantz Abstract Background: The scientific consensus that secondhand smoke (SHS) increases cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by 30% is based on epidemiological and biological evidence. The tobacco industry has contested this evidence that SHS causes CVD, but how and why they have done it has not been described. Methods and Results: About 50 million […]

Tobacco Industry Manipulation of Research (2005)

Author: Lisa Bero Research findings provide the basis for estimates of risk. However, research findings or “facts” are subject to interpretation and to the social construction of the evidence.1 Research evidence has a context. The roles of framing, problem definition, and choice of language influence risk communication.2 Since data do not “speak for themselves,” interest groups […]

Waiting for the Opportune Moment: The Tobacco Industry and Marijuana Legalization (2014)

Authors: Rachel Barry, Heikki Hiilamo, and Stanton Glantz Context: In 2012, Washington State and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and Uruguay, beginning in 2014, will become the first country to legalize the sale and distribution of marijuana. The challenge facing policymakers and public health advocates is reducing the harms of an ineffective, costly, and discriminatory “war […]

Japan Tobacco International: To ‘Be the Most Successful and Respected Tobacco Company in the World’ (2017)

Authors: Ross MacKenzie, Jappe Eckhardt and Ade Widyati Prastyani  Abstract Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is the international division of Japan Tobacco Incorporated, and the world’s third largest transnational tobacco company. Founded in 1999, JTI’s rapid growth has been the result of a global business strategy that potentially serves as a model for other Asian tobacco […]

Tobacco Industry Sociological Programs to Influence Public Beliefs about Smoking (2008)

Authors: Dr. Stanton Glantz, Anne Landman, and Daniel K Cortese Abstract The multinational tobacco companies responded to arguments about the social costs of smoking and hazards of secondhand smoke by quietly implementing the Social Costs/Social Values project (1979–1989), which relied upon the knowledge and authoritative power of social scientists to construct an alternate cultural repertoire of smoking. […]

Containing Diffusion: The Tobacco Industry’s Multipronged Trade Strategy to Block Tobacco Standardised Packaging (2019)

Authors: Eric Crosbie, Robert Eckford, and Stella Bialous Objective: To analyse the tobacco industry’s strategy of using trade and investment agreements to prevent the global diffusion of standardised packaging (SP) of tobacco products. Methods: Review of tobacco industry documents, relevant government documents and media items. The data were triangulated and thematically analysed. Results: Internal tobacco industry documents […]

Branding the Rodeo: A Case Study of Tobacco Sports Sponsorship (2010)

Authors: Pamela Ling, Lawrence Haber and Stefani Wedl Abstract Rodeo is one of the few sports still sponsored by the tobacco industry, particularly the US Smokeless Tobacco Company. Rodeo is popular in rural communities, where smokeless tobacco use is more prevalent. We used previously secret tobacco industry documents to examine the history and internal motivations for tobacco company […]

Creating the “Desired Mindset”: Philip Morris’s Efforts to Improve its Corporate Image Among Women (2009)

Authors: Patricia McDaniel and Ruth Malone Abstract Through analysis of tobacco company documents, we explored how and why Philip Morris sought to enhance its corporate image among American women. Philip Morris regarded women as an influential political group. To improve its image among women, while keeping tobacco off their organizational agendas, the company sponsored women’s […]