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Annenberg Faculty Receives Grant for Tobacco Regulatory Science Research

Professor Joseph Cappella will oversee a project on "reduced harm" tobacco products.


Thinking Beyond Yourself Can Make You More Open to Healthy Lifestyle Choices

A new study investigated how people respond to health messaging.


New Study Finds Visuals of Vaping in E-Cigarette Advertisements Increase Anti-Vaping Beliefs and Policy Opinions

When vaping portrayals are reminiscent of cigarette smoking, viewers are likely to form negative opinions of vaping.


Educational Program Successful at Reducing Forced Sex in South African Adolescents

Given to sixth graders, the 12 hour program had effects lasting for at least four years.


Alarm and Response for Emerging Health Threats: Social Media, News and Zika

Traditional news accounts and Twitter messages had different associations with risk perceptions and behavior during the 2016 U.S. Zika virus outbreak.


Pro-Tobacco Videos on YouTube Sway Young Adults on E-Cigarettes and Hookahs

While cigarette advertising and marketing have been restricted in one way or another since the ’60s, videos on YouTube are largely unregulated.


Parents Say Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Appropriate for Teens 15 and Up

Past studies found that gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than doubled since 1984.


Fishman Receives Everett Lee Hunt Award

The award recognizes her book Death Makes the News.

Graduate Student News

Doctoral Student Hanna Morris Uses Interdisciplinary Methods to Study Climate Change Communication

A lifelong environmental activist, Morris is developing an approach to studying environmental communication.


False Beliefs About MMR Vaccine Found to Influence Acceptance of Zika Vaccine

However, people who believe in the power of science are more likely to use vaccines.