Posted by: audreybenenati | June 7, 2010

Health News – UCSF analyses detail tobacco industry influence on health policy


Three new UCSF studies describe the wide reach of the tobacco industry and its influence on young people, military veterans and national health care reform.

The analyses will be published in a special July edition of the American Journal of Public Health titled “Modeling to Advance Tobacco Control Policy.”

Tobacco industry “youth smoking prevention” as industry self-preservation – …conclude that the We Card program was undertaken for two primary purposes: to improve the tobacco industry’s image and to reduce regulation and the enforcement of existing laws…

Willful misconduct: How the U.S. government prevented tobacco-disabled veterans from obtaining disability pensions – The authors analyzed the unsuccessful struggle to access disability pensions by veterans sickened by tobacco use they had begun during their service…

Our reach is wide by any corporate standard: How the tobacco industry helped defeat the Clinton health plan, and why it matters now – This paper describes how the two largest US tobacco companies, Philip Morris USA and RJ Reynolds, and their trade association coordinated to mobilize ideologically diverse constituencies to help defeat health care reform under President Clinton… Health News – UCSF analyses detail tobacco industry influence on health policy.

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