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410.601.81 Emerging Tobacco Products and Regulatory Approaches

Cancelled

Department:
Health Behavior and Society
Term:
2nd term
Credits:
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Ryan Kennedy
Course Instructor :
Resources:
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Description:

Think tobacco control is done? Think again - emerging products like electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are changing the tobacco landscape.

What or how do flavors influence abuse liability? What regulatory approaches are used in the US and internationally?

Big tobacco is making big changes - and public health needs to be ready.

This course provides students with an overview of tobacco product regulation, including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, shisha, and emerging nicotine delivery systems, such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. Students will explore tobacco regulatory frameworks and national policies; review past regulatory successes and emerging regulatory strategies; search industry patents to understand how product innovation is protected and presented; and study the tobacco industry’s tactics to counter tobacco regulation by critically assessing media stories.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Have a working knowledge of tobacco product design and how regulation could reduce or eliminate product addictiveness
  2. Understand tobacco product regulation including jurisdictional authority.
  3. Gain expertise in tobacco industry tactics against regulation of tobacco product contents, design, and emissions
  4. Understand how the tobacco industry uses product design features to target populations.
Methods of Assessment:

2 Quizzes – 20%
Presentation - 20%
Assignments - 40%
Leadership of discussion - 10%
Class participation - 10%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required