SUNY Buffalo Urges Policy Changes for Tobacco

Gary Giovino, Professor and Chair, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

Published August 17, 2012

An international survey of tobacco use in three billion individuals demonstrates an urgent need for policy change in low- and middle-income countries, according to lead author Dr. Gary Giovino of the University at Buffalo SUNY School of Public Health and Health Professions.

“Governments around the world need to start giving economic and regulatory advantages to agricultural products that promote health instead of to products like tobacco that kill people,” says Dr. Giovino, professor and chair of the department of community health and health behavior.