Regulating Tobacco / Edition 1

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Overview


The proliferation of lawsuits against the tobacco industry has had profound implications for American health policy, tort law, civil law, and welfare and social policy. Since the publication of Rabin and Sugarman's Smoking Policy, class action suits, FDA regulation, clean air legislation, health insurance reimbursement, and extensive advertising have brought tobacco to the forefront of national and public policy debates.
This collection includes essays by eleven leading public health experts, economists, physicians, political scientists, and lawyers, whose activities encompass Congressional testimonies, Surgeon General's reports on youth smoking, and clinical trials for drugs for smoking cessation. They analyze specific strategies that have been used to influence tobacco use--including taxation, regulation of advertising and promotion, regulation of indoor smoking, control of youth access to cigarettes and other tobacco products, litigation, and subsidies of smoking cessation--and set them against the latest scientific findings about tobacco use and the changing cultural and political setting against which policy decisions are being made.
In addition to Rabin and Sugarman, contributors include Frank Chaloupka, Peter Jacobson, Robert Kagan, Nancy Rigotti, John Slade, and Ken Warner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195147568
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Rabin is A. Calder Mackay Professor of Law at Stanford University. Stephen D. Sugarman is Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

About the Contributors
1 Perspectives on Policy: Introduction 3
2 The Politics of Tobacco Regulation in the United States 11
3 Taxing Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Taxes on Cigarette Smoking and Other Tobacco Use 39
4 Marketing Policies 72
5 Reducing Harm to Smokers: Methods, Their Effectiveness, and the Role of Policy 111
6 Reducing the Supply of Tobacco to Youths 143
7 The Third Wave of Tobacco Tort Litigation 176
8 Clean Indoor Air Restrictions: Progress and Promise 207
9 International Aspects of Tobacco Control and the Proposed WHO Treaty 245
Index 285
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