About the Authors
Stanton A. Glantz, Ph.D. , is professor of medicine and member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1983 he helped to defend the San Francisco Workplace Smoking Ordinance against a tobacco industry attempt to repeal it by referendum. The San Francisco victory represented the tobacco industry's first electoral defeat and is now viewed as a major turning point in the battle for nonsmokers' rights. He is one of the founders (with Peter Hanauer and others) of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. In 1982 he resurrected the film Death in the West , suppressed by Philip Morris, and developed a curriculum that has been used by an estimated one million students. In addition, he helped write and produce the films Secondhand Smoke , which concerns the health effects of involuntary smoking, and On the Air , which describes how to create a smoke-free workplace. An associate editor of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the California State Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants, Dr. Glantz has served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Science Foundation, and numerous scientific publications. He conducts research on cardiovascular function, passive smoking, applied biostatistics, and tobacco policy and politics, and is the author of six books, including Primer of Biostatistics and Primer of Applied Regression and Analysis of Variance (published by McGraw-Hill), two software packages, including SigmaStat (published by Jandel Scientific), and over ninety
scientific papers, including the first major review that identified involuntary smoking as a cause of heart disease.
John Slade, M.D. , is associate professor of clinical medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He practices at St. Peter's Medical Center in New Brunswick. Frustrated by the difficulty in helping his patients stop smoking and by the lack of attention this problem received in medical education, he began studying the clinical and public health aspects of tobacco in the early 1980s. This work has led Dr. Slade to make substantial contributions to both clinical and public health practice. He coedited the first comprehensive clinical textbook on nicotine addiction, Nicotine Addiction: Principles and Management (published by Oxford University Press), and has helped produce seven annual, national conferences on nicotine dependence for the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has worked on tobacco control problems at the local, state, and national levels, including matters related to tobacco product regulation. He is an associate editor of Tobacco Control: An International Journal , a journal published by the British Medical Association, and he served as president of STAT, Stop Teenage Addiction to Tobacco, from 1994 through 1995.
Lisa A. Bero, Ph.D., is assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and health policy at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining the faculty at UCSF, she received her Ph.D. in pharmacology from Duke University and completed a Pew Fellowship in Health Policy at the Institute for Health Policy Studies. Her current studies focus on assessing the quality of published medical research and examining how research is translated into effective clinical practice and health policy, including tobacco control policy.
Peter Hanauer, LL.B. , has been involved in the nonsmokers' rights movement for more than twenty years and is a founder and past president of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, which is based in Berkeley, California. In 1977 he coauthored a clean indoor air ordinance that was adopted by the city council in Berkeley by a vote of 9–0. The ordinance was one of the first comprehensive local laws in the nation that regulated smoking in public places. In 1978, and again in 1980, he coauthored initiative measures on the California ballot that would have regulated smoking in public places and workplaces throughout the state. He was also the statewide treasurer of both campaigns. In 1983 he helped to write the
San Francisco Workplace Smoking Ordinance, which was approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and then played a key role in helping to defend the ordinance against an attempt by the tobacco industry to repeal it by referendum. Two years later, his analysis of that referendum battle was published in the New York State Journal of Medicine . In 1986 he was the lead author of Legislative Approaches to a Smoke Free Society (published by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation), a primer on how to enact local ordinances regulating smoking. In 1988 he was one of fourteen people presented with the Dr. Luther L. Terry Award, by the United States Public Health Service Professional Association, for "A Unique Contribution Toward a Smoke-Free Society." He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School. For more that thirty years, he has been a law book editor at Bancroft-Whitney Company in San Francisco, where he has specialized in jurisprudence writing. He lives in Berkeley with his wife and two children.
Deborah E. Barnes, B.A. , is a research associate at the Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, where she works in public health and health policy research, including work with Dr. Bero analyzing the quality and use of research sponsored by the tobacco industry. Ms. Barnes received a bachelor's degree in human biology from Stanford University in 1987 and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1990.