Topic: tobacco

Most cancers not just ‘bad luck’

January 26, 2015 -- Although a recent article in the journal Science and a subsequent press release about the article led to a spate of headlines implying that most cancer is due to “bad luck,” David Hunter, Vincent L. Gregory Professor in…

School smoking bans reduce teen smoking

An international study of junior high- and high school-aged students who attended schools where smoking was banned were less likely to smoke than those where smoking was permitted, according to a study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public…

Commencement 2014: CDC Director Tom Frieden address

May 29, 2014 Welcome and thank you to graduates, families, faculty, Dean Frenk, friends and guests. Congratulations. Your being here today is a tribute to your hard work, and to your personal and academic growth and learning. And as you finish, make…

FDA regulation of e-cigarettes eyed

Hillel Alpert, research scientist in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), was interviewed by CBS Boston (WBZ-TV) about the April 2014 proposal by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for regulating electronic cigarettes.…

K. ‘Vish’ Viswanath honored for tobacco control research, mentoring

K. “Vish” Viswanath, professor of health communications at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), recently was awarded two national honors. He received the Joseph W. Cullen Award for distinguished achievement in national tobacco control research and advocacy at the American Society of…

Media and tobacco use

K. "Vish" Viswanath, Associate Professor of Society, Human Development and Health, on the role of media in promoting and reducing tobacco use. (Duration: 5:37, October, 2008) Please click the player icon above to play this podcast in your browser. Alternatively, you may…

Stealth tobacco

[ Spring 2009 ] Products Designed to Evade Control Can't smoke on an airplane, but still crave tobacco? Tobacco companies have come up with a solution for you: a pill that is packaged like a Tic Tac. With cigarette sales declining and the threat…