Tobacco Control Podcast

Tobacco Control aims to study the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide; tobacco’s effects on population health, the economy, the environment, and society; efforts to prevent and control the global tobacco epidemic through population-level education and policy changes; the ethical dimensions of tobacco control policies; and the activities of the tobacco industry and its allies.

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Wednesday Oct 31, 2018

In this podcast Becky Freeman, new media editor for Tobacco Control journal, talks to Robert K. Jackler, MD, from Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising at Stanford University. They discuss his recently published paper "JUUL and Other Stealth Vaporizers: Hiding the Habit from Parents and Teachers".
Read the full article on the Tobacco Control website:

Thursday Aug 30, 2018

In this episode Becky Freeman talks to Kaori Iida about her research on how the tobacco industry created a research foundation in Japan that has successfully stalled tobacco control and smokefree laws.
Read the article here:

Wednesday Jul 25, 2018

In this episode, Becky Freeman talks to Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy of ASH > Action on Smoking and Health about the tobacco industry and the possibility of pursuing charges of criminal liability.
To read more: Criminal Liability for the Tobacco Industry and its Executives (link to file:

Future of tobacco packaging

Monday Jul 23, 2018

Monday Jul 23, 2018

Becky Freeman talks to long-time tobacco control leader Rob Cunningham of the Canadian Cancer Society about the evolution of pack warnings and plain packaging of tobacco products.
To read more about pack health warnings and plain packaging please see the 2015 Tobacco Control special Issue:

Thursday Jun 07, 2018

A declaration of interests “should be a new norm in all parties involved in policy-making”. In this episode, Becky Freeman discusses the role of the tobacco industry in the Brussels Declaration with Jim McCambridge.
In the second part, she explores tips for spotting tobacco industry involvement in science policy with Lisa Bero.
Related papers:
- The Brussels Declaration: A vehicle for the advancement of tobacco and alcohol industry interests at the science/policy interface? -
- Ten Tips for Spotting Industry Involvement in Science Policy -

Thursday May 31, 2018

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) arguably pose fewer health risks than smoking, yet many smokers adopt them without fully relinquishing smoking.
In this podcast, Tobacco Control Assisytant Editor Becky Freeman talks with Lindsay Robertson (Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand) about the reasons behind ‘dual use’ and its public health implications.
Read the full paper on the Tobacco Control website:

Friday Sep 15, 2017

In this episode, Becky Freeman talks to Dave Levy from Georgetown University Medical Centre about a recent paper entitled "Potential deaths averted in the United States by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes".
Please read the article ( and the commentary (

Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

In this podcast Becky Freeman, new media editor for Tobacco Control journal, talks to Martine Stead, Deputy Director at the Institute for Social Marketing in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport and the University of Stirling. They discuss her recently published paper "Tobacco companies’ use of retailer incentives after a ban on point-of-sale tobacco displays in Scotland".
Read the full article on the Tobacco Control website:

Wednesday May 10, 2017

In this episode Becky Freeman talks to Daniel Hunt (Department of Prevention, Cancer Research UK) and Laura Webber (Department of Public Health Modelling, UK Health Forum) about their recently published paper "Modelling the implications of reducing smoking prevalence: the public health and economic benefits of achieving a ‘tobacco-free’ UK".
Read the full article published by Tobacco Control here:

Friday Apr 21, 2017

In this episode Becky Freeman talks to Richard Miech about his recently published paper "E-cigarette Use as a Predictor of Cigarette Smoking: Results from a One-Year Follow up of a National Sample of 12th Grade Students"
Full article:

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