Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Marketing HealthSmoking and the Discourse of Public Health in Britain, 1945-2000$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Virginia Berridge

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199260300

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260300.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 January 2022

Expert Committees and Regulation in the 1970s

Expert Committees and Regulation in the 1970s

(p.132) 5 Expert Committees and Regulation in the 1970s
Marketing Health

Virginia Berridge (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the operation of systematic gradualism in the 1970s. It focuses on two committees: the Standing Scientific Liaison Committee of 1971 and the Independent Scientific Committee on Smoking and Health (ISCSH), which replaced it in 1973. The operation of those two committees illustrates the rise of the rational expertise-based model within government and specifically within health policy. The chapter examines the changing relationship between expertise and the state as expressed through the rise of a new style of expert committee in the 1970s. It also considers the changing definition of tobacco as a substance and the tensions between its regulation as a drug or as a medicine.

Keywords:   systemic gradualism, Standing Scientific Liaison Committee, Independent Scientific Committee on Smoking and Health, drug, medicine, health policy, tobacco

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .