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By Upstream Public Health
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Episode 4 - The Economics of Tobacco Taxes with Frank Chaloupka, PhD.

Thinking Upstream

Episode 7 LeeAnne Fergason - Safe Routes to Schools
On this Podcast, your host Jill Hutson, welcomes LeeAnne Fergason from the Oregon Department of Transportation to talk about the Safe Routes to Schools Program!
January 06, 2020
Episode 6: Healthy Active Oregon - A conversation with Dr. Mimi McDonnal
We are taking a bit of a different path with this episode and talking about the Healthy Active Oregon Coalition and having a discussion with Dr. Mimi McDonnal, the Public Health Officer for the Gorge Region and North Central Public Health. Dr. McDonnal is part of the leadership group forming this important new coalition. 
September 06, 2019
Episode 5: Tobacco Taxes with Ann Boonn from Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
On this episode we talk about the tobacco industry influence on advances in tobacco prevention. Ann Boonn is a national expert who joins us from Washington DC and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
June 06, 2019
Episode 4 - The Economics of Tobacco Taxes with Frank Chaloupka, PhD.
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.  
April 19, 2019
Episode 3 - Tobacco Taxes and Marginalized Communities with Delmonte Jefferson
"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 To learn more about Upstream Public Health, visit
March 28, 2019
Episode 2- Mark Meaney from the Public Health Law Center talks tobacco tax policy
"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.
March 17, 2019
Episode 1 - Tobacco Taxes, what you should know and why you should care
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.  
February 14, 2019