Is anyone responsible? the origins of personal responsibility rhetoric in news coverage of tobacco & obesity
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Identify when the tobacco and food and beverage industries began to employ arguments about personal responsibility for health in the news as a strategy to forestall regulatory efforts. Describe how both industries employed frames about personal responsibility for health, as well as arguments about the responsibility of other actors to address health-related problems associated with their products. Compare the two industries' arguments about who is responsible for causing and solving health problems associated with their products. Formulate lessons from this analysis for advocates in tobacco control and obesity prevention policy campaigns.
Keyword(s): Tobacco Control, Food and Nutrition
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I participated in all stages of the planning, research, and analysis for this project. I also led the writing of the results. I graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health with a Master's in Public Health. I combine a background in public health with an interest in social justice and media analysis. I have experience presenting my research at conferences and workshops.
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.