“We can create models that predict the impact of different regulations, from reducing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to making cigarette packaging less appealing.”
—Rafael Meza, Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Regulation or Deregulation?
Consumers and prescribers alike are confused by what Rebecca Haffajee, Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, calls the “chasm between federal law and state law” in regulating marijuana. Even the current environment around tobacco usage and regulation is complex, with a rapid increase in the use of alternative nicotine-delivery products like e-cigarettes. Michigan Public Health researchers continue to probe the details of conflicting laws, detrimental social issues, and the known and unknown safety concerns associated with tobacco and marijuana use.