Dr. Glantz is a Professor of Medicine and Director for the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California San Francisco and leader of the Tobacco Control Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
He is an outspoken activist against tobacco use in Hollywood films and a leading researcher and spokesperson on the effects of secondhand smoke. He has published four books, including Tobacco: Biology and Politics, which is used in high schools throughout the country.
In this podcast, Dr. Glantz speaks with Breathe California about smoking in the film Avatar, the historical collusion between big tobacco and Hollywood, and a rating system he hopes is implemented to warn of tobacco use in films.
You can learn more about smoking in the movies by visiting http://smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu/