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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 five major tobacco-growing states (Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia) are disproportionately affected by the tobacco epidemic, with higher rates of smoking and smoking-induced disease. These states also have fewer smoke-free laws, lower tobacco taxes, and only two evidence-based policies that reduce tobacco use. Historically, the tobacco farmers and hospitality associations allied with the tobacco companies to oppose these policies. However, since 2003, there has been rapid progress in the tobacco-growing states’ passage of smoke-free laws. In spite of tobacco production falling dramatically in these states, pro-tobacco sentiment still hinders tobacco-control policies. In a study published in the June 2015 issue of The Milbank Quarterly, tobacco control researchers, Amanda Fallin, PhD, RN, and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, found that while a fracture in the alliance between the tobacco companies and their former allies (tobacco growers and hospitality organizations) has occurred, for progress to continue, health advocates should keep educating the public and policymakers on the changing reality in tobacco-growing states, notably fewer tobacco farmers as well as a reduction in the volume of tobacco produced. Click here to read the full article.
Intro to Tobacco Control: Mentally Ill Patients, Cessation for Older Smokers & Other Priority Populations
Jodi Prochaska, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
Sep 2 2015 - 11:00am
Richard Barnes, JD
Emeritus Tobacco Control Researcher
Sep 9 2015 - 10:00am
Neal Benowitz, MD
UCSF Professor of Medicine, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Sep 11 2015 - 2:30pm