- Office of Smoking and Health, DHHS
- Office of the Surgeon General
- Smoking rates by country (2012)
- Monitoring the Future (annual survey). Documents trends in teen-age smoking.
- Higher Tax Effectively Curbs Tobacco Sales
- Cost-effectiveness of Smoking Cessation (AHCPR: 12/2/97)
- Media Resource Guide on Tobacco (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
Includes information on a) tobacco policy research & evaluation; b) youth and tobacco; and c) smoking cessation.
- Tobacco Web Links (Policy.com)
- The House Commerce Committee (39,000 once-secret tobacco industry documents)
- The Tobacco Settlement (policy.com issue of the week: 3/16/98)
- The Tobacco Settlement (policy.com issue of the week: 7/7/97)
- Tobacco Settlements: Do Medicaid Recoveries Belong to States? (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: 12/11/97)
- Smoking Cessation: Clinical Practice Guidelines (AHCPR: 1996)
Includes summary of impact of smoking and guidelines for health care delivery administrators, insurers and purchasers
- Viscusi. Cigarette Taxation and the Social Consequences of Smoking. This paper assesses the appropriate cigarette tax needed to address potential market failures. There is no evidence of inadequate risk decisions by smokers regarding their own welfare. Detailed calculations of the financial externalities of smoking indicate that the financial savings from premature mortality in terms of lower nursing home costs and retirement pensions exceed the higher medical care and life insurance costs generated. The costs of environmental tobacco smoke are highly uncertain, but of potentially substantial magnitude. Even with recognition of these costs, current cigarette taxes exceed the magnitude of the estimated net externalities.
- What is third-hand smoke? Is it hazardous? (Scientific American, January 6, 2009)