UM SPH Academic Courses
HMP618 Tobacco: From Seedling to Social Policy
- 3 Credit Hour(s)
- Description: Provides a comprehensive examination of the historical and contemporary use of tobacco products and of their health and social implications. The objective of the course is to learn how lessons from history, epidemiology, health behavior, and policy analysis can be combined to understand the nature of, and potential policy responses to, the ongoing epidemic of tobacco-related disease. Coverage includes history; production of tobacco products; marketing; elucidation of disease links; societal responses; impacts of anti-tobacco policies; industry responses; economics and politics of tobacco; cessation methods; lawsuits against the industry; contemporary policy developments in the U.S.; the global use of tobacco; the future of tobacco use and tobacco control.
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