This talk gives a historical overview of the cigar industry and patterns of consumption. Trends in use are considered in the context of the diverse tobacco market. Special emphasis is given to the industry’s pattern of exploiting policy and regulatory loopholes.
Health Communication Videos
Adolescent use of e-cigarettes has increased dramatically in recent years. It’s important to get a better understanding of factors that influence adolescents use of e-cigarettes.
Doctoral Student Christin Scholz, a member of Professor Emily Falk’s Communication Neuroscience Lab, talks about her research on how ideas spread from person to person and what makes Annenberg such a special place for her.
Doctoral Candidate Sijia Yang talks about his research on message effects, which looks at how social media impacts how we produce and process messages. In his dissertation research, Yang is studying how moral appeals influence people’s willingness to change their views on controversial health and scientific issues.
Why do we continue to make unhealthy and even dangerous choices, such as smoking, when these behaviors are changeable?
Determining what makes people do things differently is a daunting challenge. Professor Emily Falk’s research unites brain imaging and behavioral outcomes to discover the messages that work to help people help themselves.