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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.
The importance of continued engagement in the implementation phase of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: the case of Costa Rica
In February, 2016, tobacco control researchers Eric Crosbie, PhD, Patricia Sosa, JD, and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, published the third in a series of papers tracking the development of tobacco control in Costa Rica. This third paper completes the story by showing how, with continued international support, Costa Rican public health advocates were able to overcome continuing industry efforts to block successful implementation of the law. These papers demonstrate that, with a little help, even small countries can stand up to Big Tobacco. It also highlights the big payoffs for modest investments in supporting aggressive tobacco control. To read the full article, please click here
The first paper is, "Tobacco industry success in Costa Rica: the importance of FCTC article 5.3"; the second paper is, "Costa Rica’s implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Overcoming decades of industry dominance"