HSPH’s Connolly fighting tobacco use worldwide

Gregory N. Connolly, director of the Center for Global Tobacco Control and professor of the practice of public health at HSPH, was featured in the Harvard Gazette for his research into the health effects of tobacco and the effectiveness of interventions designed to curb its use. Connolly’s many projects around the world include measuring the air pollutants in Irish pubs in countries with and without an indoor smoking ban, and consulting with officials in Greece, the country with the world’s highest rate of smokers.

Referring to the possibility of a future ban on smoking in the U.S. by 2050, Connolly said, “I want to see the last cigarette sold to a child by 2020. I want to accelerate that because I want to go to the party.”

Read the Harvard Gazette article.

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Center for Global Tobacco Control at HSPH

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