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.
Commercial accounts generated ninety percent of messages about electronic cigarettes on the social site popular among youth and minorities, found Jidong Huang and colleagues in IHRP’s Health Media Collaboratory.
New research by Frank Chaloupka and colleagues indicates e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems are widely available near schools and suggests policies that could impact their use among youth.
Ten more states partly addressed at least one of the 18 provisions of the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School guidelines, found Jamie Chriqui and colleagues. States were more likely to meet standards for drinks than for snacks. No state met all of the guidelines, which go into effect July 1.