This is the 4th episode of the Upstream Public Health Podcast. We are extremely excited to have Dr. Frank Chaloupka joining us today along with our host, Jill Hutson. Dr. Chaloupka is a research professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Has gotten awards, from among others, the World Health Organization. He has written over 200 articles on tobacco taxes, and as Jill likes to say, he is an international tobacco economics rock star. In this podcast he talks about the overall economics of tobacco taxes, dispels some misconceptions, and gives details about what a tobacco tax could mean in the State of Oregon.
"What you are trying to do in Oregon is right on spot." Delmonte Jefferson - Join your host Jill Hutson as she interviews Delmonte Jefferson, the Executive Director of NAATPN, a national non-profit organization that facilitates health programs to benefit communities and people of African descent. You can learn more about NAATPN by visiting www.naatpn.org. To learn more about Upstream Public Health, visit www.upstreampublichealth.com.
"We know that study after study has shown that tobacco taxes are the most effective way to reduce tobacco use." - Mark Meaney
This is the second part of our series on tobacco taxes. Mark Meaney of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, at the Public Health Law Center from Mitchell Hamlin School of Law joins us today. Mark is a long time attorney working with jurisdictions around the United States to create tobacco prevention and control policies that are sound and effective in helping to curb tobacco use. In this episode, Mark helps us understand what some of the best practices are for tobacco taxes, and why they are so important.
This is the first episode of the Upstream Public Health Podcast. This is the place where we will talk about the public health prevention issues of the day. This first episode our host, Jill Hutson, interviews Upstream board member Daniel Morris about the importance of tobacco taxes. This is an introduction to the 5 reasons you should care about tobacco taxes.