Tobacco and Alcohol Etiology, Prevention, and Policy in the Pacific Rim: Lessons Learned and Directions for Future Research

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Community and Global Health (CGU)

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Community Health and Preventive Medicine | International and Area Studies | International Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion | Substance Abuse and Addiction


The articles in this special issue were inspired by the Second East–West Conference on Tobacco and Alcohol Use, which was held April 5–6, 2005 in Pasadena, California. The conference was hosted by the University of Southern California’s Institute for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research (IPR), its Pacific Rim Transdisciplinary Tobacco & Alcohol Use Research Center (PR TTURC), and its Transdisciplinary Drug Prevention Research Center (TPRC). With its theme of Culture, Environment, and Genes, the overarching goal was to provide a forum for basic, clinical, and community-based scientists and public health leaders in the United States and Pacific Rim nations to present trends and emerging issues in tobacco and alcohol use in the Pacific Rim; share recent findings in tobacco and alcohol control and prevention research and practice; inform public health applications in prevention and treatment; and facilitate new transdisciplinary collaborations among tobacco and alcohol researchers and public health leaders

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© 2007 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco