BMJ TOBACCO CONTROL March 2012, Volume 21, Issue 2 20th Anniversary Issue


  • Tobacco control at twenty: reflecting on the past, considering the present and developing the new conversations for the future. Ruth E Malone, Kenneth E Warner Click here
  • Successes and new emerging challenges in tobacco control: addressing the vector. Judith Mary Mackay, Douglas W Bettcher, Raman Minhas, Kerstin Schotte  Click here
  • Legal action by Big Tobacco against the Australian government’s plain packaging law. Simon Chapman  Click here

News analysis

  • News analysis: Worldwide news and comment  Click here

A shameful past

  • The history of the discovery of the cigarettelung cancer link: evidentiary traditions, corporate denial, global toll. Robert N Proctor  Click here
  • A brief overview of the tobacco industry in the last 20 years. Stella Aguinaga Bialous, Silvy Peeters   Click here
  • Invited commentary. Bontle Mbongwe  Click here
  • Stages of the cigarette epidemic on entering its second century. Michael Thun, Richard Peto, Jillian Boreham, Alan D Lopez  Click here
  • Invited commentary. Vienna Wai-yin Lai  Click here
  • The impact of tobacco control research on policy: 20 years of progress. Kenneth E Warner, Jamie Tam  Click here
  • Interventions to increase smoking cessation at the population level: how much progress has been made in the last two decades Shu-Hong Zhu, Madeleine Lee, Yue-Lin Zhuang, Anthony Gamst, Tanya Wolfson  Click here
  • Understanding the vector in order to plan effective tobacco control policies: an analysis of contemporary tobacco industry materials. Anna B Gilmore  Click here


  • Mass media campaigns to promote smoking cessation among adults: an integrative review. Sarah Durkin, Emily Brennan, Melanie Wakefield  Click here
  • New media and tobacco control. Becky Freeman  Click here
  • Tobacco control is losing ground in the Web 2.0 era: invited commentary. Kurt M Ribisl, Catherine Jo  Click here
  • Comprehensive tobacco marketing restrictions: promotion, packaging, price and place. Lisa Henriksen  Click here
  • Smoke-free air policies: past, present and future. Andrew Hyland, Joaquin Barnoya, Juan E Corral  Click here
  • Tobacco industry denormalisation as a tobacco control intervention: a review. Ruth E Malone, Quinn Grundy, Lisa A Bero  Click here
  • The tobacco industry is not a normal business, so let us stop treating it that way: invited commentary. Thomas J Glynn  Click here
  • Tobacco taxes as a tobacco control strategy. Frank J Chaloupka, Ayda Yurekli, Geoffrey T Fong  Click here
  • Non-cigarette tobacco products: what have we learnt and where are we headed Richard J O’Connor  Click here
  • Environmental health impacts of tobacco farming: a review of the literature. Natacha Lecours, Guilherme E G Almeida, Jumanne M Abdallah, Thomas E Novotny  Click here
  • Invited commentary. Lutgard Kokulinda Kagaruki  Click here
  • Bibliographic analysis of papers and authors published in Tobacco Control 1998September 2011. Simon Chapman, Gemma Derrick  Click here
  • Invited commentary. Abdullah M Al-Bedah, Naseem Akhtar Qureshi  Click here

The Lighter Side

  • Best of The Lighter Side (19922009). Norbert Hirschhorn, Stan Shatenstein  Click here

Strategic directions and emerging issues in tobacco control

  • Human rights-based approach to tobacco control. Carolyn Dresler, Harry Lando, Hitakshi Sehgal  Click here
  • Invited commentary. Stephen P Marks  Click here
  • Allying tobacco control with human rights: invited commentary. Richard A Daynard Click here
  • Four COPs and counting: achievements, underachievements and looming challenges in the early life of the WHO FCTC Conference of the Parties. Jonathan Liberman  Click here
  • Nigeria: how British American Tobacco undermines the WHO FCTC through agricultural initiatives: invited commentary. Philip Jakpor  Click here
  • Whither tobacco product regulation Ann McNeill, David Hammond, Coral Gartner  Click here
  • Product liability. Richard A Daynard, Eric LeGresley  Click here
  • Feasibility of tobacco product liability litigation in Uganda: invited commentary. Jacqueline Tumwine  Click here
  • Invited commentary. Hom L Shrestha  Click here
  • From cigarette smuggling to illicit tobacco trade. Luk Joossens, Martin Raw  Click here
  • Illicit trade protocol: the weakest link: invited commentary. Deborah Sy  Click here
  • Invited commentary. Adeola Akinremi  Click here
  • Women and tobacco: a call for including gender in tobacco control research, policy and practice. Amanda Amos, Lorraine Greaves, Mimi Nichter, Michele Bloch  Click here
  • Women and tobacco: part of the bigger picture. Ian N Olver  Click here
  • The complexity of harm reduction with smokeless tobacco as an approach to tobacco control in low-income and middle-income countries. Olalekan A Ayo-Yusuf, David M Burns  Click here
  • Improving smoking cessation approaches at the individual level. Paul Aveyard, Martin Raw  Click here
  • What public health strategies are needed to reduce smoking initiation John P Pierce, Victoria M White, Sherry L Emery  Click here


  • Softening up on the hardening hypothesis. Joanna E Cohen, Paul W McDonald, Peter Selby  Click here
  • The hardening hypothesis: does it matter Graeme Docherty, Ann McNeill  Click here

The future of tobacco control

  • Moving beyond global tobacco control to global disease control. Heather L Wipfli, Jonathan M Samet  Click here
  • Moving towards more equitable and integrated approaches for tobacco control and non-communicable diseases: invited commentary. Asaf Bitton   Click here
  • Tobacco control, global health policy and development: towards policy coherence in global governance. Jeff Collin  Click here
  • Integrating tobacco control into health and development agendas. K Srinath Reddy, Amit Yadav, Monika Arora, Gaurang P Nazar  Click here

Endgame visions

  • The need for new strategies to combat the epidemic of smoking-related harm. Ron Borland  Click here
  • How smoking became history: looking back to 2012. Richard A Daynard  Click here
  • Exploring vector space: overcoming resistance to direct control of the tobacco industry. Cynthia Callard, Neil E Collishaw   Click here
  • What are the elements of the tobacco endgame George Thomson, Richard Edwards, Nick Wilson, Tony Blakely  Click here
  • Pinocchio shows how to end the tobacco epidemic. Stanton A Glantz  Click here
  • The Invited commentary. ukasz Balwicki  Click here

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