Document Research and Commentary

Document Research and Commentary


Agam G, Argamon S, Frieder O, Grossman D, Lewis D. Complex document information processing: Prototype, test collection, and evaluation.  Proceedings of SPIE International Society of Optical Engineering and The Society for Imaging Science and Technology Conference on Electronic Imaging. San Jose, CA; 2006.

Aguinaga Bialous S, Peeters S. A brief overview of the tobacco industry in the last 20 years. Tobacco Control 2012 Mar;21(2):92-94.

Anderson SJ. Marketing of menthol cigarettes and consumer perceptions: a review of tobacco industry documents. Tobacco Control 2011 May 01;20(Suppl 2):ii20-ii28.

Anderson SJ. Menthol cigarettes and smoking cessation behaviour: a review of tobacco industry documents. Tobacco Control 2011 May 01;20(Suppl 2):ii49-ii56.

Anderson SJ, McCandless PM, Klausner K, Taketa R, Yerger VB. Tobacco documents research methodology. Tobacco Control 2011 May 01;20(Suppl 2):ii8-ii11.

Anonymous. How to access tobacco industry documents. Tobacco Control. 2002;11(Supplement 1):i39. 

Anonymous. Big mouth. New Internationalist. 2004(369):16-17.

Balbach E, Gasior R, Barbeau E. Tobacco industry documents: Comparing the Minnesota depository and internet access. Tobacco Control. 2002;11:68-72.

Balbach E, Barbeau E. Beyond quagmires: The evolving quality of documents research. Tobacco Control. 2005;14:361-62.

Bero L. Implications of the tobacco industry documents for public health and policy. Annual Review of Public Health. 2003;24:267-88.

Bond L, Daube M, Chikritzhs T. Access to Confidential Alcohol Industry Documents: From 'Big Tobacco' to 'Big Booze'? Australasian Medical Journal 2009 04/03;1(3).[]=43

Brandt AM. Inventing Conflicts of Interest: A History of Tobacco Industry Tactics. American Journal of Public Health 2011 November 17.

Brown CG. Rating tobacco industry documents for corporate deception and public fraud: a corpus linguistic assessment of intent. University of Georgia: University of Georgia; 2006. Available at:

Brown C, Rubin D. Causal markers in tobacco industry documents: The pragmatics of responsibility. Journal of Pragmatics. 2005;37:799-811.

Brown C, Rubin D. Being frank: Ideology, construction and intertexuality in the tobacco industry’s "A frank statement." Texas Linguistic Forum. 2005;48:61-71.

Carter S. Tobacco document research reporting. Tobacco Control. 2005;14:368-376.

Chapman S. The stench of tobacco industry dirty linen. (editorial.). Tobacco Control. 2000;9:261-262.

Chapman S. Regulating the global vector for lung cancer. Lancet. 2006;367(9512):706-708. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68078-1

Chapman S. Health and philanthropy - the tobacco connection. Lancet 2010 Aug . Epub before print.

Collin J, Lee K, Gilmore A. Unlocking the corporate documents of British American Tobacco: An invaluable global resource needs radically improved access. Lancet. 2004;363:1746-1747.

Concar D. The smoking gun. New Scientist. 1998;160:30-31.  

Cruz TB. Monitoring the tobacco use epidemic IV. The vector: Tobacco industry data sources and recommendations for research and evaluation. Preventive Medicine 2009 Jan;48(1, Suppl):S24-S34.

Cullen D, Wayne G, Connolly G, Koh H. A guide to deciphering the internal codes used by the tobacco industry: Harvard School of Public Health Division of Public Health Practice Tobacco Research Program; 2005.

Cummings K, Pollay R. Exposing mr  butts’ tricks of the trade. Tobacco Control. 2002;11(Supplement 1):i1-4.

Daube M, Stafford J, Bond L. No need for nanny. Tobacco Control 2008 Dec;17(6):426-427.  Available at:

Diethelm P, Rielle J-C, McKee M. Links with the tobacco industry… authors’ reply to Ragnar Rylander. Lancet. 2005;365:211-212.

Dubois G. Le rideau de fumée. Paris: Le Seuil; 2003.  

Dyer C. Secret smoking documents finally to go on the web. BMJ. 2004;328:1335.

Fernández Pinto M. Philosophy of science for globalized privatization: Uncovering some limitations of critical contextual empiricism. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A. 2014 9;47(0):10-17.

Friedman AS. Essays in Health Economics: Understanding Risky Health Behaviors. Harvard 2014.

Friedman L, Daynard R. Scottish court dismisses a historic smoker's suit. Tobacco Control. 2007 Oct;16(5):e4.

Gilmore AB. Understanding the vector in order to plan effective tobacco control policies: an analysis of contemporary tobacco industry materials. Tobacco Control 2012 Mar;21(2):119-126.

Glantz S, Barnes D, Bero L, Hanauer P, Slade J. Looking through a keyhole at the tobacco industry: The brown and williamson documents. JAMA. 1995;274:219-224.

Glantz S. The truth about big tobacco in its own words. BMJ. 2000;321:313-314.

Glantz S, Slade J, Bero L, Hanauer P, Barnes D. The cigarette papers. Berkeley,: University of California Press; 1996.

Godlee F. WHO faces up to its tobacco links. BMJ. 2000;321:314-315.

Grimm D. Is tobacco research turning over a new leaf? Science. 2005;307:36-37.

Gutstein D. Murdoch's Ties to Big Tobacco. July 26 2011.

Harsch D. Translating Smoke Signals: West German Medicine and Tobacco Research, 1950–1970. Social History of Medicine 2014 December 08.

Hebert R. What's new in nicotine & tobacco research?  Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2006;8(4):481-486.   

Henningfield J, Santora P, Stillman F. Exploitation by design: Could tobacco industry documents guide more effective smoking prevention and cessation in women? Addiction. 2005;100:735-736.

Hiilamo H, Hirschhorn N. Tobacco industry documents from outside sources: New perspectives on industry strategies on local levels. Central European Journal of Public Health. 2006;14(4):175-179.

Hirschhorn N. Tobacco industry documents – secrets revealed. Global Health & Environment Monitor. 2000;8:7.

Hu B, Rakthanmanon T, Campana BL, Mueen A, Keogh E. Establishing the provenance of historical manuscripts with a novel distance measure. Pattern Analysis and Applications 2013 04/21:1-19.

Hurt RD, Murphy JG, Dunn WF. Did we finally slay the evil dragon of cigarette smoking in the late 20th century?: Unfortunately, the answer is no—the dragon is still alive and well in the 21st century and living in the third world. shame on us! Chest 2014 December 1;146(6):1438-1443.

Hurt RD, Ebbert JO, Muggli ME, Lockhart NJ, Robertson C. Open Doorway to Truth: Legacy of the Minnesota Tobacco Trial. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2009 May 2009;84(5):446-456.

Jamrozik K. Barbarians inside the gate: How the tobacco industry penetrated the world health organization. (book review of “tobacco company strategies to undermine tobacco control activities at the world health organization.” Geneva: World Health Organization, 2000). International Journal of Epidemiology. 2001:633-634.

Jazbinsek D. Forschen schadet ihrer gesundheit [Peter Atteslander: Research harms your health]. Weltwoche (Zurich). 2005(47).

Klausner K. Menthol cigarettes and smoking initiation: a tobacco industry perspective. Tobacco Control 2011 May 01;20(Suppl 2):ii12-ii19.

Klausner K, Landman A, Taketa R. “Create a Bigger Monster:” Tobacco industry actions to neutralize three landmark Surgeon Generals’ Reports. UC San Francisco: Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. 2014

Kretzchmar W, Jr, Darwin C, Brown C, Rubin D, Biber D. Looking for the smoking gun: Principled sampling in creating the tobacco industry documents corpus. Journal of English Linguistics. 2004;31:31-47.

Lambe M, Hallhagen E, Boethius G. [the cynical game of the tobacco industry: Many years efforts to deny or cover-up the negative effects of tobacco are revealed by the forced publication of internal documents]. [article in Swedish]. Lakartidningen. 2002;99:2756-62.

Lee K, Gilmore A, Collin J. Looking inside the tobacco industry: Revealing insights from the Guildford depository. Addiction. 2004;99:394-397.

Lee K. Peering through the smokescreen. New Scientist. 2004(2478):42-45.

Le Gresley E, Muggli M, Hurt R. Playing hide-and-seek with the tobacco industry. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2005;7:27-40.

Lee YO, Glantz SA. Menthol: putting the pieces together. Tobacco Control 2011 May 01;20(Suppl 2):ii1-ii7.

Liberman J. The shredding of BAT's defence:  Mccabe v British American Tobacco Australia. Tobacco Control. 2002;11:271-274.

Mackay J. The tobacco industry in Asia: Revelations in the corporate documents. Tobacco Control. 2004;13(Supplement 2):ii1-3.

Malone R, Balbach E. Tobacco industry documents: Treasure trove or quagmire? Tobacco Control. 2000;9:334-338.

Malone R. Tobacco industry documents: Comparing the Minnesota Depository and internet access. Tobacco Control. 2002;11:285.

Malone R, Bero L. Chasing the dollar: Why scientists should decline tobacco industry funding. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2003;57:546-548.

Malone R. Telling the truth about big tobacco. Journal of Addiction Nursing. 2004;15:107-109.

Malone R. Nursing's involvement in tobacco control: Historical perspective and vision for the future. Nursing Research. 2006;55(4 Suppl 1):S51-S57.

Mamigonian M. Scholarship, Manufacturing Doubt and Genocide Denial. Armenian Weekly 2013 April:37-42

McKee M. Competing interests: The importance of transparency. European Journal of Public Health. 2003;13:193-194.

Michel M, Bero L, Bright T. Creating a text data-mining application for use in public health informatics.  Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2004, IEMBS '04, 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE; 2004 1-5 Sept; 2004. p. 3214-16.

Morabia A. The controversial controversy of a passionate controversialist. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2002;55:1207-1213.

Muggli ME, Crystal HM, Klausner K. Transparency as a remedy against racketeering: preventing and restraining fraud by exposing Big Tobacco's dirty secrets. Tobacco Control 2014 Jul 21.

Muggli M, LeGresley E, Hurt R. Big tobacco is watching: British American Tobacco’s surveillance and information concealment at the Guildford depository. Lancet. 2004;363:1812-1819.

Obafemi-Ajayi T, Agam G, Xie B. Ensemble methods with simple features for document zone classification. SPIE Proceedings 2012 January 22;8297:829706-829706.

Parascandola M. Skepticism, statistical methods, and the cigarette.  A historical analysis of a methodological debate. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 2004;47:244-261.

Proctor R. Should medical historians be working for the tobacco industry? Lancet. 2004;363:1174-1175.

Proctor RN. The history of the discovery of the cigarette-lung cancer link: evidentiary traditions, corporate denial, global toll. Tobacco Control 2012 Mar;21(2):87-91.

Ravnitzky M, Weigum J. Filtered or unfiltered information: Choices in how to make the Minnesota Tobacco Document Depository records more accessible to the public. William Mitchell Law Review. 1999;25:715-740.

Salgado MV, Glantz SA. Direct disease-inducing effects of menthol through the eyes of tobacco companies. Tobacco Control 2011 May 01;20(Suppl 2):ii44-ii48.

Smith M. Tobacco Papers Expose Foul Scents Across Industries: UCSF’s Legacy Tobacco Documents Library demonstrates how the tobacco industry pioneered modern techniques for manipulating politics, scientific research and public opinion. 2007; Available at: Accessed February, 2010.

Tannenbaum D, Weissman R. Multinational Monitor: Special Issue - The Tobacco Papers. 1998 Jul-Aug.

Todd J, Rennie D, McAfee R, Bristow L, Painter J, Reardon T, et al. The Brown and Williamson documents: Where do we go from here? JAMA. 1995;274:256-258.

Walburn R. The role of the once-confidential industry documents. William Mitchell Law Review. 1999;25:431-438.

Walker D, Ringger E, Seppi K. Evaluating supervised topic models in the presence of OCR errors. SPIE Proceedings 2013 February 4;8658, Document Recognition and Retrieval:865812-865812.

Warner KE, Pollack H. The Nicotine Fix - America’s cigarette addiction may seem to be mostly over. But low-income Americans continue to smoke—and die—at alarming rates. A radical new strategy could help them quit once and for all. Nov 2014. The Atlantic.

Yerger VB. Menthol's potential effects on nicotine dependence: a tobacco industry perspective. Tobacco Control 2011 May 01;20(Suppl 2):ii29-ii36.

Yerger VB, McCandless PM. Menthol sensory qualities and smoking topography: a review of tobacco industry documents. Tobacco Control 2011 May 01;20(Suppl 2):ii37-ii43.

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