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Required reading for anyone wishing to be conversant with tobacco control policy, the book is edited by Kenneth E. Warner—dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and a leading tobacco policy researcher—who leads with an overview of the field.  Warner’s overview is supported by reprints of some of the field’s most significant articles, written by leading scholars and practitioners. The topics discussed are:
  • Taxation and Price
  • Clean Indoor Air Laws
  • Advertising, Ad Bans, and Counteradvertising
  • Possession, Use, and Purchase (PUP) Laws and Sales to Minors
  • Cessation Policy
  • Comprehensive State Laws
Foreword (Risa Lavizzo-Mourey).

Series Editors’ Introduction (Stephen L. Isaacs, James R. Knickman).

Editor’s Introduction (Kenneth E. Warner).

Section One: A Review of the Field.

1. Tobacco Policy Research: Insights and Contributions to Public Health Policy (Kenneth E. Warner).

Section Two: Taxation and Price.

Reprints of Key Articles.

2. The Effects of Government Regulation on Teenage Smoking (Eugene M. Lewit, Douglas Coate, Michael Grossman).

3. Smoking and Health Implications of a Change in the Federal Cigarette Excise Tax (Kenneth E. Warner).

4. An Empirical Analysis of Cigarette Addiction (Gary S. Becker, Michael Grossman, Kevin M. Murphy).

5. Is Addiction “Rational”? Theory and Evidence (Jonathan Gruber, Botond Köszegi).

6. Lighting Up and Slimming Down: The Effects of Body Weight and Cigarette Prices on Adolescent Smoking Initiation (John Cawley, Sara Markowitz, John Tauras).

Section Three: Clean Indoor Air Laws.

Reprints of Key Articles.

7. The Effect of Ordinances Requiring Smoke-Free Restaurants on Restaurant Sales (Stanton A. Glantz, Lisa R. A. Smith).

8. Do Workplace Smoking Bans Reduce Smoking? (William N. Evans, Matthew C. Farrelly, Edward Montgomery).

9. Association Between Household and Workplace Smoking Restrictions and Adolescent Smoking (Arthur J. Farkas, Elizabeth A. Gilpin, Martha M. White, John P. Pierce).

10. E ffect of Smoke-Free Workplaces on Smoking Behaviour: Systematic Review (Caroline M. Fichtenberg, Stanton A. Glantz).

Section 4: Advertising, Ad Bans, and Counteradvertising.

Reprints of Key Articles.

11. The Demand for Cigarettes: Advertising, the Health Scare, and the Cigarette Advertising Ban (James L. Hamilton).

12. Does Tobacco Advertising Target Young People to Start Smoking? (John P. Pierce, Elizabeth Gilpin, David M. Burns, Elizabeth Whalen, Bradley Rosbrook, Donald Shopland, Michael Johnson).

13. Cigarette Advertising and Magazine Coverage of the Hazards of Smoking: A Statistical Analysis (Kenneth E. Warner, Linda M. Goldenhar, Catherine G. McLaughlin).

14. Reducing Cigarette Consumption in California: Tobacco Taxes vs. an Anti-Smoking Media Campaign (Teh-wei Hu, Hai-Yen Sung, Theodore E. Keeler).

15. The Effect of Tobacco Advertising Bans on Tobacco Consumption (Henry Saffer, Frank Chaloupka).

Section 5: Possession, Use, and Purchase (PUP) Laws and Sales to Minors.

Reprints of Key Articles.

16. Active Enforcement of Cigarette Control Laws in the Prevention of Cigarette Sales to Minors (Leonard A. Jason, Peter Y. Ji, Michael D. Anes, Scott H. Birkhead).

17. The Effect of Enforcing Tobacco-Sales Laws on Adolescents’ Access to Tobacco and Smoking Behavior (Nancy A. Rigotti, Joseph R. DiFranza, YuChiao Chang, Thelma Tisdale, Becky Kemp, Daniel E. Singer).

Section 6: Cessation Policy.

Reprints of Key Articles.

18. Use and Cost Effectiveness of Smoking-Cessation Services Under Four Insurance Plans in a Health Maintenance Organization (Susan J. Curry, Louis C. Grothaus, Tim McAfee, Chester Pabiniak).

19. The Benefits of Switching Smoking Cessation Drugs to Over-the-Counter Status (Theodore E. Keeler, Teh-wei Hu, Alison Keith, Richard Manning, Martin D. Marciniak, Michael Ong, Hai-Yen Sung).

20. Evidence of Real-World Effectiveness of a Telephone Quitline for Smokers (Shu-Hong Zhu, Christopher M. Anderson, Gary J. Tedeschi, Bradley Rosbrook, Cynthia E. Johnson, Michael Byrd, Elsa Gutiérrez-Terrell).

21. The Demand for Nicotine Replacement Therapies (John A. Tauras, Frank J. Chaloupka).

Section 7: Comprehensive State Laws.

Reprints of Key Articles.

22. Has the California Tobacco Control Program Reduced Smoking? (John P. Pierce, Elizabeth A. Gilpin, Sherry L. Emery, Martha M. White, Brad Rosbrook, Charles C. Berry, Arthur J. Farkas).

23. Impact of the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Programme: Population Based Trend Analysis (Lois Biener, Jeffrey E. Harris, William Hamilton).

24. Association of the California Tobacco Control Program with Declines in Cigarette Consumption and Mortality from Heart Disease (Caroline M. Fichtenberg, Stanton A. Glantz).

25. The Impact of Tobacco Control Program Expenditures on Aggregate Cigarette Sales: 1981–2000 (Matthew C. Farrelly, Terry F. Pechacek, Frank J. Chaloupka).

Section 8: The Role of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Reprint from To Improve Health and Health Care: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology Series.

26. Taking on Tobacco: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Assault on Smoking (James Bornemeier).

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant Results Reports.

The Editors.

First Authors.


Name Index.

Subject Index.

•       Platform: Editor Kenneth E. Warner is the dean of America's premier school of public health, and the nation's foremost tobacco use and poicy researcher.

•       Hot Topic: Even though smoking rates have declined in the U.S., it remains a major health issue among poor and vulnerable populations, and the leading cause of heart and lung illness among those populations.

•       Unique Collection: Most writing on tobacco from a public health perspective focusses on legal actions against tobacco companies, but this book is the scholarly compilation on lessons to be learned frm tobacco's health effects on populations and the formulation of policy around tobacco.

•       Star Contributors: Includes chapters by leading researchers including Kenneth Warner, Stanton Glantz, Elizabeth Gilpin, and Martha White.

•        Legacy: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has invested decades and hundreds of millions of dollars in researching tobacco policy and ways to reduce tobacco use, leading to innovations such as smoke-free sections in restaurants that in two decades have helped to reduce smoking in the U.S. and put it our country in the international vanguard of smoking cessation.