CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 12, 2000
Squier speaks on global reach of big tobacco at International Mondays
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The International Mondays lecture series will present
University of Iowa Professor Christopher Squier speaking on "The Global
Reach of Big Tobacco" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in Room S401
of the John Pappajohn Business Administration Building on the UI campus. The
series is free and open to the public and includes a free lunch.
Squier is a professor in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and
Medicine. He is also the associate dean for research and graduate programs
in the College of Dentistry and the associate provost for health sciences
in the Office of the Provost. Squier's interest in tobacco stems from his
research on oral cancer, where tobacco use is a major risk factor.
The presentation will describe how the increasing awareness of the health
effects of tobacco over the past half century in the United States and Western
Europe have led to a steady decline in consumption. This has led the global
tobacco industry to focus more and more on the emerging markets in developing
nations, particularly Eastern Europe and Russia, and China and South East
Asia. Women represent the greater number of non-smokers among these populations
and will be the target of aggressive marketing campaigns.
The International Mondays seminar series is sponsored by University of Iowa
International Programs and presents discussions with individuals who have
had international experiences. The series is expanding to different locations
across campus in an effort to appeal to an even broader audience, although
some of the events will still be held in the International Center, Room 230.
For more information, call Akua Akyea, at (319) 335-0345 or Fairouz Abu-Ghazaleh
at (319) 335-1442.