Toys with meals, indoor play areas, and ads with cartoon or movie characters — marketing strategies aimed at children — are disproportionately found on the site of fast food restaurants in rural, majority black and middle-income communities, finds a new Bridging the Gap study.
The marketing, sale and use of electronic cigarettes, and the potential effect of these products on youth smoking rates — IHRP researchers have published many papers on these topics in the past few months to inform policymakers, especially in regard to U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal to deem e-cigarettes as tobacco products.
In a report released today, a team of prominent economists, including a Nobel Prize winner and IHRP's Frank Chaloupka, detail flaws in U.S. Food and Drug Administration's analysis that could misdirect future tobacco-related regulation.
Removing vending machines from schools actually can increase soda consumption among students, particularly if students are able to buy it from the school cafeteria, the school store, or leave campus to get it, found Bridging the Gap researchers.
In a first-of-its-kind study, a team led by Sherry Emery explores how different groups are exposed to and interact with media messages about electronic nicotine-delivery systems, including e-cigarettes.