Tobacco Studies Program

History of the Tobacco Epidemic & Public Health Strategies to Combat It – What Works?

April 7, 2010

History of the Tobacco Epidemic & Public Health Strategies to Combat It – What Works?

Ken Warner PhD

Tobacco & Public Health: Treatment, Prevention, Policy and Social Change (HSERV 558)

Ken Warner Presented in over 200 professional publications, Ken Warner’s research has focused on economic and policy aspects of disease prevention and health promotion, with a special emphasis on tobacco and health. Dr. Warner served as the Senior Scientific Editor of the 25th anniversary Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, published in 1989. He is on the editorial boards of three professional journals and chairs the board of the international journal Tobacco Control. He is a consultant to numerous governmental bodies, voluntary organizations, and businesses, and was a founding member of the board of directors of the American Legacy Foundation.
Biosketch: here

This lecture is also part of our Tobacco and Public Health (HSERV 558) course, where it is paired with the following readings:
Warner KE, Mendez D. Tobacco control policy in developed countries: yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Nicotine Tob Res. 2010 Sep;12(9):876-87. Epub 2010 Aug 11.

Warner KE. Tobacco policy research: insights and contributions to public health policy. In Warner KE, Isaacs SL, Knickman JR, eds. Tobacco Control Policy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass; 2006:3-86. Read section “Contemporary Tobacco Control Policy: A Typology,” pages 15-21.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. State cigarette excise tax rates & rankings, fact sheet. August 3, 2010.

Schroeder S, Warner KE. Don’t Forget Tobacco. N Eng J Med. 2010;363(3):201-4.