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Scholarly Publications

Cloaks and Veils: Countervisualizing Cigarette Factories In and Outside of China

March 2016

In this article, I consider what a casual observer can see of a notorious product’s primary place of fabrication. Few products have been criticized in recent years more than cigarettes.

Smoking Intensity Among Male Factory Workers in Kunming, China

March 2013

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News

Stanford students craft ways to combat big tobacco

July 2015

For Matthew Kohrman and his students, the war against tobacco needs a new communications strategy.After all, he noted, three times as many cigarettes are currently manufactured and sold worldwide...

Stanford anthropologist assesses proposed smoking bans in China

December 2014

China’s State Council has put forth draft legislation that would ban smoking in public spaces, part of the government’s larger advocacy efforts to help curb tobacco use nationwide.

Exploring China's formidable cigarette industry

March 2012

How has the cigarette become so integrated into the fabric of everyday life across the People's Republic of China? To get to the heart of this question, a diverse group of experts met Mar.

Events

Information, Development, and Life-course Smoking Pattern in Mainland China and Taiwan over 50 Years

January 28, 2014

We use retrospectively reported data on smoking behavior of residents of Mainland China and Taiwan to compare and contrast patterns in smoking behavior over the life-course of individuals in these...

Changes in Taiwan's Cigarette Market After the US Forced It Open

April 23, 2009

The stated purpose of the Trade Act of 1974 was to promote free trade. Section 301 authorized the U.S.

Projects

Global Tobacco Prevention Research Initiative

Cigarettes are producing an unprecedented worldwide health catastrophe.
English

Multimedia

Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from "Advancing Science to Reduce Premature Mortality Worldwide" on Oct. 1, 2013 with Prabhat Jha. Human life expectancy improved more in the last 50 years than in the preceding 5000 years.

Information, Development, and Life-course Smoking Pattern in Mainland China and Taiwan over 50 Years

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Information, Development, and Life-course Smoking Pattern in Mainland China and Taiwan over 50 Years" on Jan.

People

Matthew Kohrman Senior Fellow, by courtesy Associate Professor, Anthropology