This report reviews changes in social norms and attitudes about tobacco use, as reported in national or large-scale surveys (from multiple states or in a single state such as California), and the parallel evolution of programs supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and its collaborators to strengthen the tobacco-control infrastructure.
Majorie Gutman, Ph.D., prepared this report for the Center for Public Program Evaluation and RWJF. Gutman is a principal at Gutman Research Associates, a private consulting group that focuses on development and evaluation of large-scale prevention programs, particularly devoted to substance use (tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs) and childhood obesity.
For the findings reported here, researchers searched more than 20 surveys, studies and other sources of nationally representative data on attitudes and norms toward smoking among youth and adults. Gutman concludes that changes in attitudes and norms toward tobacco use have, in all likelihood, been part of the combination of factors resulting in the overall decrease in smoking during the past few decades, and RWJF investments have probably contributed to this dynamic.
- 1 Lawyers, Guns, and Money
- 2 Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health
- 3 What Gets Measured, Gets Changed
- 4 Health in All Policies
- 5 The Potential of Shared Decision Making to Reduce Health Disparities
- 6 Environmental Public Health Law
- 7 State Boards of Health
- 8 Policy Issues in American Indian Health Governance
- 9 Global Public Health Legal Responses to H1N1
- 10 Public Health Preparedness Laws and Policies
- 11 Protecting the Mental Health of First Responders
- 12 Five Legal Preparedness Challenges for Responding to Future Public Health Emergencies
- 13 Implementing Health Reform at the State Level
- 14 Rhetorical Federalism
- 15 Meaningful Use and Certification of Health Information Technology
- 16 Right to Health Litigation and HIV/AIDS Policy
- 17 The Role of Federal Preemption in Injury Prevention Litigation
- 18 Regulating Food Retail for Obesity Prevention
- 19 Pursuing Health Equity
- 20 The Michigan BioTrust for Health
- 21 Becoming the Standard
- 22 Smoking in Movies and Television
- 23 Clearing the Air
- 24 Social Norms and Attitudes About Smoking
- 25 More than a Decade of Helping Smokers Quit
- 26 The Impact of Tax and Smoke-Free Air Policy Changes
- 27 RWJF's Tobacco Work
- 28 Major Tobacco-Related Events in the United States
- 29 Surgeon General's Reports on Tobacco
- 30 The Way We Were
- 31 Tobacco-Control Work, 1991-2010
- 32 IMPACT
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