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Experts Advisory: University at Albany Experts on New Tobacco Legislation, its Impact on Advertising and Marketing of Tobacco Products, Smoking and Self-Control

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UAlbany faculty experts can offer analysis of the new tobacco legislation, its impact on advertising and marketing of tobacco products, and smoking and self-control.

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 23, 2009) -- Congress recently passed legislation giving the Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products, a measure to protect children and improve the nation's public health. The legislation, signed into law by President Barack Obama, calls for marketing and advertising restrictions, including 1,000-foot ad-free radius around schools.

The new tobacco legislation, its impact on advertising and marketing of tobacco products, smoking and self-control are among the topics covered by University at Albany faculty experts.

Jennifer Manganello, assistant professor, School of Public Health, offers insight into how media messages influence the health behaviors of young people that are exposed to them, including smoking and sex. She co-edited a new book, Media Messages and Public Health: A Decisions Approach to Content Analysis (Routledge).

Mark Muraven, associate professor, Department of Psychology, discusses addiction and the role of self-control in helping individuals quit smoking. In his research, Muraven investigates why self-control fails, how to prevent the loss of control, and how to improve an individual's self-control.

Sanjay Putrevu, associate professor, Department of Marketing, talks about the legislation's impact on the marketing and advertising of tobacco products. He has published widely in the areas of consumer behavior, advertising and retailing and studies the effectiveness of marketing strategies.

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