Jeremiah Mock

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Understanding culture is an essential key to reducing tobacco use. Conceptualizations of culture vary across scientific disciplines and theoretical orientations. Because of the complexity of the causes and effects of tobacco use, no single discipline has sufficient capacity to undertake a comprehensive approach to studying culture and tobacco.(More)
Transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) interfere regularly in policymaking in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control provides mechanisms and guidance for dealing with TTC interference, but many countries still face 'how to' challenges of implementation. For more than two decades, Thailand's public health(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of secondhand smoke (SHS) on Southeast Asian children's health has been assessed by a limited number of studies. The purpose of this study was to determine whether in Thailand, pre- and postnatal exposure to SHS is associated with acute lower respiratory conditions in young children. METHODS We conducted a case control study of 462(More)
This article describes how qualitative social science research has and can contribute to the emerging field of drug and alcohol studies. An eight-stage model of formative-reformative research is presented as a heuristic to outline the different ways in which qualitative research may be used to better understand micro and macro dimensions of drug use and(More)
To explore the subjective motivations why most Syrian women do not smoke, we performed a cross-sectional survey among primary healthcare patients in Aleppo using an interviewer-administered questionnaire with motivations categorized as traditions and norms, family values, health concerns, personal conviction, economic, religious and other. Study(More)
BACKGROUND Southeast Asian communities in the United States have suffered from high rates of tobacco use and high rates of chronic diseases associated with firsthand and secondhand smoking. Research is needed on how best to reduce and prevent tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke in these communities. The objective of this study was to examine how(More)
OBJECTIVES In this paper, we assess the state of scientific study of cancer among Thais, one of the most underserved AAPI populations. METHODS We reviewed published literature and a database of Federally-funded research in the United States. RESULTS We found virtually no cancer-related research on the Thai population in the U.S. A review of the(More)
INTRODUCTION In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) over the past two decades locally relevant tobacco control research has been scant. Experience shows that tobacco control measures should be based on sound research findings to ensure that measures are appropriate for local conditions and that they are likely to have an impact. Research should also be(More)
BACKGROUND Global health is shifting gradually from a limited focus on individual communicable disease goals to the formulation of broader sustainable health development goals. A major impediment to this shift is that most low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have not established adequate sustainable funding for health promotion and health(More)