The Editor’s Podcast: November 2019 Issue Focuses on Tobacco

The Editor’s Podcast appears with each new issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and offers a closer look at the articles published in the latest issues with guest appearances by authors, guest editors, and others.

Editor's Podcast TobaccoIn this episode of the editor’s podcast, Dr. Justin Moore, Associate Editor, discusses articles that appear in the November/December issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. This issue’s primary focus is on tobacco, but there are also a number of interesting articles that focus on social determinants of health.

The issue starts off with an editorial by Moore, Hill, and Weaver, which looks at Opportunities for Healthy Learning as a Social Determinant of Health whereby they discuss how attaining any education beyond high school is associated with reductions in morbidity and mortality. The circumstances that one is born into can rob youth of this opportunity far before the college application process begins. Placing students into “college preparatory” or “general education” tracks and courses begins in elementary school, and the determinants of students’ placements are often confounded with race and social class. Following this is a commentary by John Auberbach, President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health, who argues that Social Determinants of Health Can Only Be Addressed by a Multisector Spectrum of Activities. Liburd and colleagues further explore education as a social determinant of health in After the Bell Rings: Looking Beyond the Classroom to Reduce Inequalities in Educational Achievement and Health Outcomes and Peng et al take a look at Expanded In-School Instructional Time and the Advancement of Health Equity: A Community Guide Systematic Review.

The primary focus of this issue is on tobacco use and the promotion of cessation programs. According to the CDC, nearly 40 million US adults and 4.7 million middle/high school students use at least one tobacco product. Hawkins and colleagues discuss Associations Between State Tobacco Control Policies and Adolescent ENDS Use. Phetphum and Noosorn give insight into Tobacco Retailers Near Schools and the Violations of Tobacco Retailing Laws in Thailand. Murphy–Hoefer and associates talk about their research surrounding Media Flight Schedules and Seasonality in Relation to Quitline Call Volume. Smith and her colleagues explore Leadership Perceptions of Endgame Strategies for Tobacco Control in California.

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Justin B. Moore, PhD, MS is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine of the Wake Forest School of Medicine at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC, USA. Follow him at Twitter and Instagram. [Full Bio]

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