Illinois Prevention Research Center researchers led by Sandy Slater report on early findings of their evaluation of the effects of the Chicago Plays! program, which will renovate over 300 playlots across the city.
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.