The National Cancer Institute established the Tobacco Control Monograph series (formerly called the Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph series) in 1991 to provide ongoing and timely information about emerging public health issues in smoking and tobacco use control.
The series reduces the time between availability of information from research projects and the publication and wide dissemination of this information, and enhances the rapidity with which NCI can use findings from research trials to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality.
Many of the tobacco monographs can be ordered by calling the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) or visiting NCI Publications Locator.
Monographs 1-20 can also be viewed online in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Use the links below to view or order the tobacco monographs.
Phenotypes and Endophenotypes: Foundations for Genetic Studies of Nicotine Use and Dependence
The Role of the Media in Promoting and Reducing Tobacco Use
Greater Than the Sum: Systems Thinking in Tobacco Control
Public health policy can be affected by a systems approach to tobacco control.
Evaluating ASSIST – A Blueprint for Understanding State-level Tobacco Control
Evaluation of American Stop Smoking Intervention Study for Cancer Prevention
ASSIST – Shaping the Future of Tobacco Prevention and Control
Implementation of American Stop Smoking Intervention Study for Cancer Prevention
Those Who Continue To Smoke
Is Achieving Abstinence from Smoking Harder and Do We Need to Change Our Interventions?
Changing Adolescent Smoking Prevalence
The authors report some progress toward reducing adolescent smoking and tobacco use and also highlight areas for improved efforts.
Risks Associated with Smoking Cigarettes with Low Machine-Measured Yields of Tar and Nicotine
Smoking light and low tar brands do not reduce the public health’s burden from smoking.
Population Based Smoking Cessation
Assess the effects of tobacco control programs or public policy changes on smoking behavior.
State and Local Legislative Action to Reduce Tobacco Use
All known local tobacco control ordinances in the US that have one or more of the following provisions—clean indoor air, youth access, or restrictions on tobacco advertising and promotion.
Health Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Broad review of Environmental Tobacco Smoke.
Cigars: Health Effects and Trends
Identifies upward trend in cigar use as potential serious public health problem.
Changes in Cigarette-Related Disease Risks and Their Implications for Prevention and Control
Community-Based Interventions for Smokers: The COMMIT Field Experience
Tobacco and the Clinician: Interventions for Medical and Dental Practice
Major Local Tobacco Control Ordinances in the United States
Smokeless Tobacco or Health: An International Perspective
Strategies to Control Tobacco Use In the United States: A Blueprint for Public Health Action In the 1990’s