History of Smoking Bibliography

History of Smoking Bibliography

Compiled by Jennifer Jo Miller-Smith and updated by the UCSF Library

This bibliography was created as part of a research project on the history of the cigarette and the development of a working-class niche market. It includes works on the history of tobacco, history of advertising, and other tobacco-related sources in the social studies or humanities fields covering the years 1920 to 2008.


Adams, Walter. The Tobacco Wars. Cincinnati: South Western, 1999.

Altman, David G., Slater, Michael D., Albright, Cheryl L. and Maccoby, Nathan. "How an Unhealthy Product is Sold: Cigarette Advertising in Magazines, 1960-1985." Journal of Communication 37 (1987): 95-106.
Brandt, AM. "The Cigarette Risk and American Culture." Daedalus 119 (1990) : 155-177.
Brandt, AM. Rise and Fall of the Cigarette: A Cultural History of Smoking in the U.S. Basic Books, 1999.
Brandt AM. The Cigarette Century: The rise, fall, and deadly persistence of the product that defined America. Basic Books, 2007.

Burnett, Leo. "The Marlboro Story: How One of America’s Most Popular Filter Cigarettes Got that Way." New Yorker 34 (Nov 15, 1958) : 41-43.
Calfee, John E. "The Ghost of Cigarette Advertising Past." Regulation: The Cato Review of Business and Government: (November/December 1986): 3-45.
Chapman, Simon. Great Expectorations: Advertising and the Tobacco Industry. London: Comedia, 1986.
Corti, Count. A History of Smoking. London: George G. Harrap, 1931.
Davidson, D. Kirk. Selling Sin: The Marketing of Socially Unacceptable Products. Greenwood Publishing, 1996.


Doyle, Roddy. "Cigarettes are Sexy." British Medical Journal 319 (1999): 353.
Ernster, Virginia L. "Mixed Messages for Women: A Social History of Cigarettes Smoking and Advertising." New York State Journal of Medicine 85 (1985): 335-340.
Fahs, John. Cigarette Confidential: The Unfiltered Truth About the Ultimate American Addiction. Berkeley: Berkeley Pub Group, 1996.
Ferrence, Roberta G. Deadly Fashion: the Rise and Fall of Cigarette Smoking in North America. New York: Garland, 1989.
Fine, Gary Alan. "The Psychology of Cigarette Advertising: Professional Puffery." Journal of Popular Culture 8 (1974): 513-522.
Gingrich, Virginia Frost. The Effects of Advertising on Cigarette Smoking. M. Ed Unpublished Masters Thesis, Penn State University, 1983.
Glantz, Stanton A. The Cigarette Papers. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. http://www.escholarship.org/editions/view?docId=ft8489p25j&brand=ucpress. Accessed August 2008.
Harkin, James. "Sartre, Bogart and the Last Puff of Freedom," New Statesman March 13, 2000.
Hilts, Phillip J. Smokescreen: The Truth Behind the Tobacco Industry Cover Up. Reading, Mass: Addison Wesley, 1996.
Karen, Edward L. Smoking: The Story Behind the Haze. New York: Nova Science, 1996.
Klein, Richard. Cigarettes Are Sublime. Durham: Duke University Press, 1993.
Kluger, Richard. Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, The Public Health & The Unabashed Triumph of Phillip Morris. Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.
Kuntz, Katherine M. Cigars, Cigarettes, Pipes and Other Combustibles. Todtri Productions, 1998.
Levy, Sydney J. Brands, Consumers, Symbols and Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1999.
Lohof, Bruce A. "The Higher Meaning of Marlboro Cigarettes." Journal of Popular Culture 3 (1969): 441-450.
Males, Mike A. Smoked: Why Joe Camel is Still Smoking. Common Courage Press, 1999.
Mangan, Katherine S. "A Collector and Critic of Cigarette Ads." Chronicle of Higher Education 42(39): A6.
Meyer, John A. "Cigarette Century." American Heritage 43 (1992): 72-80.
Miller, Karen. "Public Relations in the Construction of the Cigarette Problem 1953-54." Journalism Monographs 36 (1992): 1-35.
Moss, Frank E. and David N. Henderson. "A Page From History: Arguments for and Against the Ban of Cigarette Advertisements." Congressional Digest 73 (1994):132.
Petrone, Gerard S. Tobacco Advertising: The Great Seduction. Schiffer Publishing, 1996.
Rabin, Robert L. and Stephan D. Sugarman. Smoking Policy: Law, Politics and Culture. New York: Oxford, 1993.
Rolef, Tamara ed., et al. Tobacco And Smoking: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego: Greenhaven Press: 1998.
Rosenzweig, Torrie, Director. Smoke and Mirrors: A History of Denial. American Lung Association, 2000.
Schudson, Michael. Advertising, the Uneasy Persuasion: Its Dubious Impact on American Society. New York: Basic Books, 1986.
Sepe, Ed. "Tobacco Promotions in the Alternative Press: A Content Analysis of Tobacco Marketing." University of California Berkeley, Unpublished Masters Thesis, 2000.
Sivulka, Juliann. Soap, Sex and Cigarettes: A Cultural History of American Advertising. Belmont: Wadsworth, 1998.
Smith, Jane Webb and Robert Ziegler. Smoke Signals: Cigarette Advertising and the American Way of Life. Richmond: Valentine Museum, 1990.
Sobel, Robert. They Satisfy: The Cigarette in American Life. New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1978.
Starr, Michael E. "The Marlboro Man: Cigarette Smoking and Masculinity in America." Journal of Popular Culture 17 (1984): 45-57.
Tate, Cassandra. Cigarette Wars: The Triumph of the Little White Slaver. Oxford University Press, 1999.
Thibodeau, Michael and Jane Martin. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: A Fine Blend of Cigarette Packaging, Branding and Design. Abberville Press, 2000.
Wagner, Susan. Cigarette Country: Tobacco in American History and Politics. New York: Praeger, 1971.
White, Lawrence. Merchants of Death: The American Tobacco Industry. New York: Beech Tree, 1988.
Whiteside, Thomas. Selling Death: Cigarette Advertising & Public Health. New York: Liveright, 1971.

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