Correlation Between People’s Opinions on Tobacco Control Policies and Their Political Activity

  • Ronald M. Davis
  • Laura Kem


Many elected officials fear that if they support tobacco control policies, they will lose votes when they run for re-election. This fear is generally unfounded as most public opinion polls show strong support for such policies. If more politically active people are even more supportive of these policies, politicians’ risk in supporting them will be even lower than imagined.


Political Activity Tobacco Control Policy Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Opinion Poll Tobacco Advertising 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald M. Davis
    • 1
  • Laura Kem
    • 2
  1. 1.Michigan Department of Public HealthLansingUSA
  2. 2.Michigan Public Health InstituteOkemosUSA

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