Tobacco Control Resource Center Ensures that Media Coverage of Tobacco-Related Legal Rulings Includes Public Health Issues

Project to enhance reporting on legal developments in tobacco

From December 2001 to December 2004, the Tobacco Control Resource Center in Boston maintained a project to inject a public health perspective into media coverage of key legal rulings related to tobacco use.

Key Results

  • The project contributed material to 806 articles or broadcast pieces on tobacco rulings.

  • Project staff placed three op-ed columns and 45 letters to the editor.