Speaking in Maine features Marc Braverman of Oregon State University. He discuss his research on smoking control in both Norway and the U.S. He outlines the differing responses and the resulting changes.
Braverman also describes a recent international tobacco control effort that offers hope for reducing tobacco’s worldwide threat to health.The diseases that smoking causes have taken a toll on global health for decades.
Health officials and governments have tried many strategies to combat smoking – taxation, classroom education, media campaigns, restriction of advertising, and control of access, among others. However, the tobacco industry has proven adept at surviving attempts to reduce tobacco use. How and why does the prevalence of smoking differ in different parts of the world, and what strategies work best for reducing it? Dr. Braverman has conducted research over many years on smoking control in both Norway and the U.S. He will discuss the different ways that these countries have responded to the health challenge of smoking, and the changes that have resulted. He will also describe a recent international tobacco control effort that may be the best hope yet for reducing tobacco’s worldwide threat to health.
This talk was recorded on September 21, 2010 at the Goldfarb Center on the campus of Colby College in Waterville.