Tobacco Studies Program

Tobacco Related Health Disparities: The Role of Menthol Cigarettes

September 8, 2015

Tobacco Related Health Disparities: The Role of Menthol Cigarettes

Phillip S. Gardiner, DrPH

Tobacco-related Health Disparities and Social Justice (HSERV 556)

Phillip GardinerPhillip Gardiner, DrPH is a public health activist, administrator, evaluator and researcher. Throughout his research career, Dr. Gardiner has maintained his community activism to address racial disparities in health, through writing, organizing, evaluating and public speaking. Currently, Dr. Gardiner is the Social & Behavioral Sciences and Neurosciences and Nicotine Dependence Research Administrator for the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), University of California Office of the President. Dr. Gardiner is also the Co-Chair of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), a group of Black professionals dedicated to fighting the scourge of tobacco impacting African American communities in California and nationally.

This lecture is also part of our Tobacco-related Health Disparities (HSERV 556) course, where it is paired with the following readings:

Gardiner, P.S. (2004). The African Americanization of menthol cigarette use in the United States. Nicotine Tobacco Research, 6(S1), S55-65.

Gardiner, P., & Clark, P. I. (2010). Menthol Cigarettes: Moving Toward a Broader Definition of Harm. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 12(S2), S85-S93.