Combating Teen Smoking

Research and Policy Strategies: Book Review

Published in: Tobacco Control, v. 11, no. 2, Book Review, June 2002, p. 165-166

Posted on RAND.org on June 01, 2002

by Nina S. Jones

Read More

Access further information on this document at tobaccocontrol.bmj.com

This article was published outside of RAND. The full text of the article can be found at the link above.

Review of Combating Teen Smoking: Research and Policy Strategies / By P. D. Jacobson, P. M. Lantz, K. E. Warner, et al. (Ann Arbor, MI : The University of Michigan Press, 2001). The chapters cover important subjects such as policy, youth smoking trends, social issues, prevention, cessation, marketing issues, economics, and regulations. Most helpful for those looking for direction, the book provides a lengthy overview of conclusions and recommendations. The authors draw strong and thought provoking conclusions, which include the advice to develop cost effective measures for reducing youth smoking initiation rates.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation External publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

Our mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis is enabled through our core values of quality and objectivity and our unwavering commitment to the highest level of integrity and ethical behavior. To help ensure our research and analysis are rigorous, objective, and nonpartisan, we subject our research publications to a robust and exacting quality-assurance process; avoid both the appearance and reality of financial and other conflicts of interest through staff training, project screening, and a policy of mandatory disclosure; and pursue transparency in our research engagements through our commitment to the open publication of our research findings and recommendations, disclosure of the source of funding of published research, and policies to ensure intellectual independence. For more information, visit www.rand.org/about/principles.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.