- FAMRI Center
The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education serves as a focal point for a broad range of research, education, and public service activities for 46 faculty in 11 departments and all 4 schools at UCSF, as well as colleagues at UC Berkeley and UC Merced. It is part of the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute and its membership is congruent with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Tobacco Control Program. The Center is also a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control.
On March 28, 2014, Lancet published "Effect of smoke-free legislation on perinatal and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis," which found that Smoke-free legislation was associated with reductions in preterm birth and hospital attendances for asthma. No significant effect on low birthweight was identified.
In an accompanying commentary, "Smoke-free policies: Clearing the air with money to spare" published in Lancet’s May issue, tobacco control researchers, Sara Kalkhoran, PhD, and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, Director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, observed that this paper added to the already strong evidence that smokefree laws were followed by immediate drops in hospital admissions for heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiopulmonary conditions. All this evidence means that smokefree laws have large and rapid benefits in terms of improved health and, as a result, contribute to medical care cost containment.
George Thomson, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept of Public Health, Univ of Otago, Wellington
Aug 22 2014 - 10:00am
Elizabeth Smith, PhD
Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
Aug 27 2014 - 10:00am
Richard Barnes, JD
Center for Tobacco Control Researcher, Emeritus
Sep 10 2014 - 10:00am