Incorporating history into public health

Dr. Robert Proctor, professor at Stanford and author of Golden Holocaust, has been using history’s lessons for many years to further public health. Golden Holocaust highlights the tobacco industry’s creation and manipulation of the cigarette to make it “the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization”. Proctor’s research and work centers around the idea of prevention, one that we think is very worthwhile. His skill to describe the invasiveness of tobacco on human health through history is a powerful tool. We all know tobacco use is bad; Dr. Proctor helps us understand how it continues to be the number one preventable cause of death in the United States, let alone the world.

Check out the Stanford Medicine SCOPE blog post with Dr. Proctor’s interview below.

 

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Tobacco21

T21 was unanimously approved by the Roseville City Council on Monday.

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T21 was unanimously approved by the Roseville City Council on Monday. 

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Agree...deter teen smoking??? Hahaha...they are ADULTS at 18...wow!!

So you can't drink booze or smoke butts, yet you're able to vote for government officials and enlist in the military and risk your life to defend the laws that prohibit you from drinking booze or smoking butts?

T21 laws combine with STEEP & IMMEDIATE increases in tobacco taxes for a tobacco-free generation. #BeTheFirst medium.com/@TobaccoFreeSC/how-a-tobacco-tax-increase-can-save-s-c-billions-by-snuffing-out-new-sm... By a unanimous vote: www.fox9.com/news/shoreview-city-council-votes-to-raise-age-to-buy-tobacco-to-21 www.silive.com/news/2018/06/minimum_price_for_a_pack_of_ci.html#incart_2box_silive-homepage-featured Teenagers, aka children, on allowances and twentysomethings in entry level jobs are easily priced 💵 out of the tobacco market, and by the time their salaries increase later in life they are past the age when 95% of nicotine substance abusers start 🚬 smoking. Teen smoking is furnished by both illegal sales of tobacco to minors and tobacco supplied to minors by older friends, therefore, raising the tobacco age to 21 puts the sources outside the circle of friends of high school kids. juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-03/juneau-assembly-approves-big-hike-local-tobacco-taxes-e-cigaret... T21 helps cut the supply of cigarettes to underage smokers: '95 percent of adult smokers started smoking before age 21. Tajh, 19, is not surprised to hear that. He said he often gets asked by his underage peers to buy them cigarettes, and it gives him chills everytime. He became slightly emotional when talking about how one of his friends approached him with that request. "Eventually, I did tell him, 'No,' " Tajh said. "But the mere fact that he asked me -- it's hard." Kyleel Iniguez said it is crucial that more teenagers speak loudly and publicly on this issue, because public information campaigns ...are not as personal and influential as peers.' www.spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/hudson-valley/news/2018/06/07/two-teen-brothers-campaign-against-un... www.wecard.org Juul Labs announced support for raising the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21. www.fool.com/investing/2018/05/12/the-fda-cracks-down-on-a-leading-e-cig-maker.aspx

City councils don't have the power to do that has to come from the state mpls is over stepping tooo

Stupid..if they want to smoke they will.

21 is the way to go on putting a minimum age limit.

What a joke.

Dumbest thing ever

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2 weeks ago

Tobacco21

After a city-wide vote, San Francisco is the first city in the United States preventing the sale of flavored products including menthols and flavored vape juice.

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After a city-wide vote, San Francisco is the first city in the United States preventing the sale of flavored products including menthols and flavored vape juice. 

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Stupid state

Smart move since it will save people's lives/health.