June 2019  (Volume 97)

From the Editor


Original Scholarship

  • Legal Feasibility of US Government Policies to Reduce Cancer Risk by Reducing Intake of Processed Meat

    Parke Wilde Jennifer L. Pomeranz Lauren J. Lizewski Mengyuan Ruan Dariush Mozaffarian Fang Fang Zhang

    In recent years, the World Health Organization, the World Cancer Research Fund, and the American Cancer Society have each concluded that processed meats are probably carcinogenic. In this article, the researchers examine the scientific evidence around the health effects of processed meat, the policy process of reviewing and summarizing that evidence in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and the influence of the beef and pork industries.   More

  • Normalizing Tobacco? The Politics of Trade, Investment, and Tobacco Control

    Holly Jarman

    Public health advocates have used tobacco industry “denormalization,” or portraying tobacco product manufacturers as a deadly industry, to develop tobacco-control policies around the world. For this article, the author found that the tobacco companies were able to threaten regulations through international trade and investment laws because these laws treat tobacco firms like other commercial interests.   More

  • Legal Remedies to Address Stigma-Based Health Inequalities in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities

    Valarie K. Blake Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

    Antidiscrimination laws are often underenforced and are sometimes conceptualized by courts and lawmakers in ways that are too narrow to fully reach all forms of stigma and all individuals who are stigmatized. To address these problems, the authors offer some concrete solutions to advance the role of law in reducing stigma-based inequalities.   More

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