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Century of Smoking & Tobacco


Shake up and educate your students with thought-provoking, hands-on documents and photographs detailing the history and horrors of smoking and tobacco. This Jackdaw relates tobacco history in the U.S. from the 1870s to 1997. Marketing strategies of the tobacco industry, the inconsistent stands of the government, environmental tobacco smoke, and tobacco control movements are documented. The long history of the anti-tobacco movements and the grim evidence of tobacco’s addictiveness provide a basis for serious class discussion. Historian: Arlene Hirschfelder. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Tobacco Production, Regulation, and Consumption
  • U.S. Government Regulation of Tobacco
  • Tobacco Control by States, Organizations, and Litigation
  • Tobacco Advertising
  • Tobacco and Health Risks
Historical Documents
  • Painting of “bright” tobacco leaf, actual size.
  • Cover of “Anti-Tobacco Journal,” 1861.
  • Photos of tobacco industry equipment, c. 1800s.
  • Page from 1910 Ohio General Code banning cigarette sales to persons under 18 years old.
  • Facsimile of cigarette company’s popular, flannel rug/college pennant giveaway appealing to women, c. 1912.
  • Poster, “The Boy Who Smokes Cigarettes,” c. 1925.
  • Cover of “The Shield,” 1944; cartoon deals with cigarette advertising that targets children as well as adults.
  • Report on smoking and youth from youth conference, 1964.
  • Woodbridge, Ill. 1989 ordinance eliminating tobacco sales to minors. Teen smoking there dropped more than 50%.
  • AHA poster, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Now Don’t Let Advertisers `Baby’ You Anymore. Quit Smoking!” 1992.
  • EPA report, July 1993, on hazards of “secondhand smoke.”
  • Baseball stadiums eliminating tobacco advertising, 1997.
  • List of cigarette brands promoted in popular movies.
  • Statistics and charts on cigarette consumption, 1900–97.
  • Poster of anticigarette cartoons, 1910–95.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $42.50



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