The Tobacco Industry Documents. What they are, what they tell us and how to search them. A Practical Manual (2nd Edition)
A SUMMARY OF THIS MANUAL AND SUGGESTIONS FOR ITS USE This is a manual about the tobacco industry documents released by US-based tobacco companies as a result of lawsuits filed against them in the USA. It may be used by persons with many interests: â€¢ those simply wanting to know more about the subject â€¢ those who would like to understand the mechanics of searching the documents without necessarily conducting searches themselves â€¢ those who would like to learn, or sharpen, the skills needed to do a search. The manual comes in the following sections. Readers may pick and choose according to their interests: â€¢ an historical introduction: what the documents tell us about the behaviour and knowledge of the tobacco industry over the past 50 years; examples of quotes found in the documents; and how the documents have been used by tobacco-control advocates, international civil servants, academic researchers, journalists, legislators, policy-makers and lawyers; â€¢ a listing of where tobacco industry documents may be found on the Internet; and a catalogue of collections of individual documents gathered by researchers on specifi c topicsâ€”such as nicotine and cigarette chemistry, marketing to youth, advertising, etc.â€”and where they may be found on the Internet â€¢ a thorough explanation of how researchers extract information from the documents â€¢ a step-by-step exercise based on an actual case to show the strategy of a successful search. The manual also provides useful information in its annexes: â€¢ an inventory of publications, based on original research into the documents (complete as of July 2004) â€¢ for those intending to publish their research, a standard format for providing a reference to each document described â€¢ a useful compendium of Internet addresses for a broad range of sources on tobacco-related information around the worldâ€”news, data, statistics, cigarette company web sites, etc.
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