Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255)
The lecture explores the development of scientific proof of the harm that tobacco poses to human health and the legal tools used to regulate its use. The government has used warnings, control over advertising, and age restrictions to regulate tobacco. The tobacco industry has been able to complicate efforts to impose stricter regulations on tobacco consumption due to its power in the media due to ad sales and government due to the importance of cigarette sales taxes to state governments.
00:00 – Chapter 1. Tobacco’s Legal Paradigm
11:49 – Chapter 2. Targeting and Advertising Trends
21:29 – Chapter 3. Problematic Adoption and Prevalence Rates
25:47 – Chapter 4. An Evolving Legal Framework
37:48 – Chapter 5. Isn’t Nicotine a Drug?
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses
This course was recorded in Spring 2010.