Tobacco Related Course Offerings

The University of Washington Tobacco Studies Program offers educational opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, health professionals and service providers. Drop-in guests are welcome to attend any course session. If possible, email to RSVP.

HSERV 556 - Seminar on Health Disparities: The Case of Tobacco
An online 1-2 credit elective course offered online Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. UW graduate students from all schools and departments are encouraged to enroll.

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Originally created through a collaboration between the WA State Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, UW Tobacco Studies Program and UW School of Social Work, this online course integrates multiple disciplinary perspectives to address the pressing issue of disproportionate tobacco use and related diseases among marginalized populations. National and local experts address topics such as 1) differential explanations for tobacco use and possible interventions in groups defined by socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity and sexual orientation, 2) the link between mental illness and smoking, 3) social stress theory and tobacco use, 4) acculturation processes and tobacco use, 5) the genetics of tobacco use, and 6) social deviance and tobacco use.
HSERV 558 - Tobacco & Public Health: Treatment, Prevention, Policy and Social Change
A 1-3 credit elective course offered Spring quarter, Wednesdays, 12:00-1:20 pm in the School of Public Health Department of Health Services.

This seminar style course integrates multiple disciplinary perspectives to provide a comprehensive overview of the history, health effects, policy, prevention and treatment of tobacco use. The course utilizes readings, stimulates discussions and hosts renowned experts to provide students with the foundation to understand and address the local, national and global epidemic of tobacco use.

Join us to explore the #1 cause of preventable disease and death in the US and come away with new knowledge about the tobacco epidemic and lessons in:
  • Health Disparities & Social Justice
  • Global Health
  • Health Economics & Policy
  • Product Regulation & Harm Reduction
  • Corporate Influence & Counter Marketing
  • Addiction & Treatment
Click here for a recent version of the syllabus.