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The following guide provides Web site links, a list of selected books, and access to online periodical articles about this subject. The Web site links have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo College students

Web Site Links

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Everything for people concerned about smoking and nonsmokers' rights, smoking statistics, quitting smoking, smoking risks, and other smoking information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Smoking & Tobacco Use" Website.

Smoking Cessation
This site is authored and maintained by an ex-smoker.  The site is current and has many links and statistics.

Tobacco Free Initiative
Maintained by a specialized agency of the United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO), provides current data on health conditions and needs, particularly in developing countries.
A site maintained by the Argus Clearinghouse which gives many links including: “Resources Page,” “Health Page,” “Documents Page,” “Culture Page,” “Activism Page,” etc.

UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
Collection contains audiotapes and videotapes related to the advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco products as well as material gathered and produced by tobacco control advocates. 

Online Databases (Rio Hondo Students only)

A goldmine of authoritative and up-to-date health information from the world's largest medical library, The National Library of Medicine.

A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes more than 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.  PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

The following books can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library.

Reference Books

The debatabase book : a must-have guide for successful debate
Call  number: Ref ZA3050.D3945 2007x

Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the following Library of Congress subject headings:


Tobacco industry

Tobacco use

The following media can be located in the Rio Hondo College Library, to be viewed in the Library.

Deadly persuasion : the advertising of alcohol and tobacco
Call number: DVD 0047
Jean Kilbourne exposes the manipulative marketing strategies and tactics used by the alcohol and tobacco industries to keep Americans hooked on their dangerous products.

Hooked : the addiction trap
Call number: Video 000503
This 3 part series shows the path of addiction and discusses how to recognize when there is a potential problem. Interviews with young people and adults who are coping with addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, smoking, internet pornography, television and eating disorders are intercut with scientific information on addiction and the brain.

The Rio Hondo College Library provides online access to full-text articles through our online databases - http;//  Please note:  you must be a Rio Hondo College student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.

The 6 sample searches below are from the ProQuest database. 
Use Advanced Search and type each tern in a separate box:

    1.  SUB(smoking) AND SUB(lung cancer)
    2.  (smoking) AND (respiratory diseases)
    3.  SUB(smoking) AND SUB(heart disease)
    4.  SUB(tobacco industry) AND (court decisions)
    5.  SUB(tobacco industry) AND SUB(advertising)
    6.  SUB(smoking) AND SUB(teenagers)

Researched and evaluated by:
D. Yashar, Librarian 12/1997
last update: T. Shacklett, Librarian 11/2009

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