Select original documents from UC Davis tobacco research
Documents from the UCSF Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
UC DAVIS RESEARCH PROPOSAL FOR SMOKING SENSORY RESEARCH
March 9, 1965
Read the plan for UC Davis Professor Pangborn’s first research into the sensory experience of smoking.
TOBACCO INDUSTRY LIST OF “POSITIVE ACHIEVEMENTS
Read the draft of the Council for Tobacco Research’s list of “Positive Achievements” including UC Davis’ Professor Pangborn’s research.
CONTRACT BETWEEN RJ REYNOLDS TOBACCO & UC DAVIS
December 14, 1987
Read the terms of one deal where RJR is funding UC Davis research on “the oral-nasal-retronasal perception of menthol.”
RJR MEMO ON UC DAVIS INFLUENCE ON RJR TOBACCO
November 2, 1988
Read an RJR Tobacco executive’s memo describing how “The vast methods research which has been generated by the Davis program has influence over everything we do.”
RJR PROPOSAL FOR A TOBACCO AROMA WHEEL
January 5, 1990
Read RJR Tobacco Flavor Division Chief Thomas A. Perfetti’s memo on funding UC Davis viticulture sensory scientist Ann C. Noble to develop a tobacco aroma wheel for product development.
UC DAVIS NEUROBIOLOGIST CARSTEN LETTER TO PHILIP MORRIS
July 19, 1994
Read the letter from UC Davis neurobiologist Earl Carstens to Philip Morris seeking funding for his research, including Carstens’ suggestions on how his study of nicotine and spicy food will be useful to the tobacco industry.
UC DAVIS PROFESSORS CARSTENS & O’MAHONY PROPOSAL FOR PHILIP MORRIS FUNDING
December 6, 1996
Read the full proposal by UC Davis neurobiologist Carstens and sensory scientist O’Mahony for $192,000 in funding from Philip Morris.
The above documents are courtesy of UCSF Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (http://legacy.library.ucsf.edu).
Current UC debate on tobacco industry research funding
UC Academic Senate background memo on tobacco research policy
Tobacco Industry Sponsored Projects at the University of California