From science to policy: The experimental study used to evaluate proposed corrective statements in US vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc.
Learning Areas:Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe the experimental study that was undertaken by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), at the request of the US Department of Justice (DOJ), to test the proposed corrective statements that were put forward by multiple parties involved in the US vs. a tobacco company case. Explain the results of the experimental study, including how and which recommended corrective statements were put forward for the court's consideration during the trial.
Keyword(s): Tobacco Litigation, Tobacco Policy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the lead researcher on several tobacco control studies, including studies to assess media effects on attitudes toward tobacco control policy. I served as the Department of Justice's expert witness in US vs. Philip Morris USA, Inc. for which I was the principal investigator on the experimental study undertaken to test the proposed corrective statements put forward in the case.
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.