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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Article Spotlight: The China National Tobacco Corporation - From domestic to global dragon?

The China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC) is the largest tobacco company in the world. It produces one-third of the world’s cigarettes and for the past 60 years, has been focused on supplying its huge domestic market. As the market in China has become increasingly saturated and competition from foreign tobacco companies becomes a reality, CNTC has begun to look at expansion abroad. This paper assesses the extent to which CNTC's strategy has been successful to date, the likely prospect that China will join the ranks of existing TTCs, and the implications for tobacco control worldwide.

Fang J, Lee K, Sejpal, N. The China National Tobacco Corporation: From domestic to global dragon?. Global Public Health 2017; 12(3):315-334.
Key Documents from the UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents:

Friday, February 10, 2017

New PM and Trial Testimony Documents Added

The Industry Documents Library added 147 new documents including:

In addition, we have added 4 new papers and publications that were written using the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents - See the Bibliography for the newly added research.
Thursday, January 12, 2017

More New RJ Reynolds Documents Added

245 new documents were posted to IDL today!

These include:

Also, as the new year gets underway and our work is enjoying a broader scope, please check out the new donation page to learn more about ways to give to the Industry Documents Library.
Thursday, December 15, 2016

40K New BAT Documents Posted

The Industry Documents Library added 44,718 new tobacco documents today.
In addition, we have added 2 new publications to the Tobacco Documents Bibliography.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Article Spotlight: Tobacco industry use of flavourings to promote smokeless tobacco products

The 2009 US Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act prohibited candy, fruit, alcohol and spice flavors in cigarettes, as flavors make cigarettes easier to smoke and increase youth appeal...but smokeless tobacco was not included in this regulation. The authors analyzed tobacco industry documents related to the development and marketing of flavored smokeless products (including moist snuff, snus, loose leaf and chewing tobacco) in the USA to investigate the use of additives in smokeless tobacco and who the target audiences were for these flavored products.

Kostygina G, Ling PM. Tobacco industry use of flavourings to promote smokeless tobacco products. Tobacco Control 2016 Nov;25 (Suppl 2):ii40-ii49.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Article Spotlight: Soda and Tobacco Industry Corporate Social Responsibility Campaigns: How Do They Compare?

In light of the soda tax propositions that were on the ballot in California and elsewhere, we are revisiting an important and relevant paper from 2012 for our Article Spotlight:

Dorfman L, Cheyne A, Friedman L, Wadud A, Gottlieb M. Soda and Tobacco Industry Corporate Social Responsibility Campaigns: How Do They Compare? 2012 June. PLoS Med 9(6).

This 2012 paper, published in PLOS Med, compared the tobacco and beverage industries’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) tactics, and found striking similarities. The authors found that "soda CSR campaigns echo tobacco CSR in their focus on the consumer and in their likely intent to thwart regulation." Because sugary beverages are implicated in the global obesity crisis, major soda manufacturers have recently employed elaborate, expensive, multinational corporate social responsibility (CSR) campaigns. These campaigns are very similar to the tobacco industry's use of CSR as a means to focus responsibility on consumers rather than on the corporation, bolster the companies' and their products' popularity, and to prevent regulation.


Key Documents from the UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents:

Thursday, November 17, 2016

39,000+ Confidential RJR Documents Released and Posted

This month, IDL staff added a large set of new, previously confidential documents and rolled out our new Data Set; the entire database of IDL metadata and OCR text in downloadable files (in case you needed some light reading of 14 million+ records over the holidays). Keep reading for details...

39,642 new tobacco industry documents were added to the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents archive today:

API and Data Sets - Wondering how to download large batches of IDL records at once? How about the entire corpus of documents in IDL for use in data analysis or digital humanities projects? For researchers who would prefer to work with Industry Documents Library (IDL) metadata and OCR text from within their own database systems, these files are now available for download. Please consult our API and Data Set page for more information.

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