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Advocacy for public health: a primer
  1. S Chapman*
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor S Chapman
 School of Public Health, A27 University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, Australia;


Public health advocacy is the strategic use of news media to advance a public policy initiative, often in the face of opposition.

  • advocacy
  • media
  • tobacco

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  • * The author was awarded the Luther Terry medal for outstanding individual leadership in tobacco control at the 13th world conference on smoking or health, Helsinki 2003 and named by Australia’s Bulletin magazine in October 2003 as one of the 10 “smartest” people working in Australian health and medicine.

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