274699 Public health: Becoming a tobacco industry competitor

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN , Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Even after the Master Settlement Agreement, the tobacco industry continues to be an influential player in the public policy arena. Public health efforts are not as well funded and few in the public health arena have the resources or time available to counter the efforts of the tobacco industry. This presentation will recommend that the public health field must learn to think of itself as a competitor in the policy arena, and describe how that concept can be applied across other legal products.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Explain the dynamics of countering tobacco industry influence in public health policy work Describe how public health can be seen as a 'competitor' in the policy arena

Keywords: Public Health Policy, Regulations

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have served as an expert consultant to the CDC, the US Department of Justice, and the World Health Organization. Since 2009, I has served as editor-in-chief of the leading tobacco control policy journal, Tobacco Control. I also directs the doctoral subspecialty program in health policy at UCSF, where I teach courses in policy theory, tobacco control policy, and corporate influences on health and health care. Editor, Tobacco Control
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.