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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.
Implementation of Effective Cigarette Health Warning Labels Among Low & Middle Income Countries: state capacity, path dependency, and tobacco industry activity
Tobacco use kills 5.4 million people every year, more that HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Health warning labels (HWLs) on cigarette packs are a low cost, effective policy to decrease tobacco consumption and mortality. In their 2014 study, published in Social Science & Medicine, tobacco control researchers, Heikki Hiilamo, PhD, and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, investigate the effects of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) ratification, state capacity, path-dependency and tobacco industry activity on the implementation of FCTC Article 11 compliant HWLs among Low and Mid Income Countries (LMICs). Drs. Hiilamo and Glantz concluded that adopting voluntary HWL policies reduced the likelihood of having FCTC compliant HWLs and that legislators and other policymakers should not accept industry voluntary agreements in tobacco. Click here to read the full article.