Understanding Swedish Snuff in a Skinny Academic Minute

Whether E-Cigarettes will be a gateway to cigarette smoking or a way for smokers to transition to a less deadly habit is the hottest debate in the tobacco control field. Similar arguments have occurred for years in Scandanavia about a form of tobacco known as “snus”.

Those are the opening lines of my piece today on the public radio program Academic Minute. Because academics talk a lot, it actually runs closer to 150 seconds.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.