June 2003

Grant Results

SUMMARY

From 1998 to 2002, Robert L. Rabin, J.D., Ph.D., A. Calder Mackay Professor of Law, Stanford University, and former director of the RWJF national program, Tobacco Policy Research and Evaluation Program, (see Grant Results) led a project to commission essays and prepare Regulating Tobacco, a book that assesses the principal tobacco-control strategies and explores how they might be used in the future.

Key Results

  • Oxford University Press published hardcover and softcover editions of Regulating Tobacco in November 2001. Rabin and Stephen D. Sugarman (Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley) edited this collection of nine essays by scholars from the fields of law, medicine, public health, political science and economics.

    The editors' introduction suggests that no single-strategy approach is as promising as a multi-strategy package of initiatives aimed at specific groups. The essays address the following topics:
    • The politics of tobacco regulation in the United States.
    • Tobacco taxation.
    • Marketing policies (such as constraints on tobacco advertising).
    • The role of policy in methods to reduce harm to smokers (such as smoking cessation).
    • Reducing youth access to tobacco products.
    • Tobacco litigation.
    • Curbs on secondhand smoke (clean indoor air restrictions).
    • Global regulation through the World Health Organization's proposed tobacco-control treaty.

    (See the Appendix for chapter titles with authors' names and affiliations.)

Oxford University Press conducted a promotional campaign for the book and has distributed 1,350 copies to date. It can be ordered online from the publisher or from the American Public Health Association's online bookstore.

Funding
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) supported this project through a grant of $157,115.

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RESULTS

Oxford University Press published hardcover and softcover editions of Regulating Tobacco in November 2001. Rabin and Stephen D. Sugarman (Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley) edited this collection of nine essays by scholars from the fields of law, medicine, public health, political science and economics.

The editors' introduction suggests that no single-strategy approach is as promising as a multi-strategy package of initiatives aimed at specific groups. The essays address the following topics:

  • The politics of tobacco regulation in the United States.
  • Tobacco taxation.
  • Marketing policies (such as constraints on tobacco advertising).
  • The role of policy in methods to reduce harm to smokers (such as smoking cessation).
  • Reducing youth access to tobacco products.
  • Tobacco litigation.
  • Curbs on secondhand smoke (clean indoor air restrictions).
  • Global regulation through the World Health Organization's proposed tobacco-control treaty.

(See the Appendix for chapter titles with authors' names and affiliations.)

Communications

Oxford University Press conducted a promotional campaign for the book and has distributed 1,350 copies to date. It can be ordered online from the publisher or from the American Public Health Association's online bookstore.

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GRANT DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Project

Preparation and Publication of a Book on Tobacco Policies

Grantee

Stanford University School of Law (Stanford,  CA)

  • Amount: $ 157,115
    Dates: November 1998 to December 2002
    ID#:  034164

Contact

Robert L. Rabin, J.D., Ph.D.
(650) 723-3073
rrabin@stanford.edu

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APPENDICES


Appendix 1

(Current as of the time of the grant; provided by the grantee organization; not verified by RWJF.)

Chapter titles and authors: Regulating Tobacco

1. Perspectives on Policy: Introduction
Robert L. Rabin
A. Calder Mackay Professor of Law
Stanford University

Stephen D. Sugarman
Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley

2. The Politics of Tobacco Regulation in the United State
Robert A. Kagan
Professor of Political Science and Law
University of California, Berkeley

William P. Nelson
Ph.D. Candidate
Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
University of California, Berkeley

3. Taxing Tobacco: The Impact of Tobacco Taxes on Cigarette Smoking and Other Tobacco Use
Frank J. Chaloupka
Professor of Economics
University of Illinois at Chicago

Christina Czart
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Economics
University of Illinois at Chicago

Melanie Wakefield
Visiting Research Scientist
Health Research and Policy Centers
University of Illinois at Chicago

4. Marketing Policies.
John Slade (deceased)
Professor
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
School of Public Health, Program in Addictions

5. Reducing Harm to Smokers: Methods, Their Effectiveness and the Role of Policy
Kenneth E. Warner
Richard D. Remington Collegiate Professor of Public Health
Director, University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network
Department of Health Management and Policy
University of Michigan School of Public Health

6. Reducing the Supply of Tobacco to Youth
Nancy A. Rigotti
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of the Tobacco Research & Treatment Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

7. The Third Wave of Tobacco Tort Litigation
Robert L. Rabin

8. Clean Indoor Air Restrictions: Progress and Promise
Peter D. Jacobson
Associate Professor
University of Michigan School of Public Health

Lisa M. Zapawa
Research Associate
University of Michigan School of Public Health

9. International Aspects of Tobacco Control and the Proposed WHO Treaty
Stephen D. Sugarman

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Current as of date of this report; as provided by grantee organization; not verified by RWJF; items not available from RWJF.)

Books

Rabin RL and Sugarman SD. Regulating Tobacco. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

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Report prepared by: Janet Spencer King
Reviewed by: Antonia Sunderland
Reviewed by: Molly McKaughan
Program Officer: Robert Hughes

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