Tobacco Studies Program

HSERV 558: Tobacco and Public Health

Tobacco and Public Health is 1-3 credit elective course offered Spring Quarter on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:50 pm through the School of Public Health Department of Health Services. Drop-in guests are welcome to attend any course session. If possible, email tobacco@uw.edu to RSVP.

This seminar-style course integrates perspectives from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive overview of the history, health effects, policy, prevention and treatment of tobacco use. Through readings, stimulating discussions and lectures by renowned experts, students gain 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:

  • Global health
  • Health economics & policy
  • Product regulation & harm reduction
  • Corporate influence & counter marketing
  • Addiction & treatment
  • Health disparities & social justice

Click here for a recent version of the syllabus.