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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.
Association of Smoke-free Laws with Lower Percentages of New and Current Smokers Among Adolescents and Young Adults
Strong smoke-free laws are an effective public health intervention that not only reduce secondhand smoke exposure but are also followed by substantial drops in hospitalizations for cardiac and respiratory diseases and lower rates of pre-term births, according to a recent study by University of California tobacco control researchers Anna Song, PhD and Lauren Dutra, ScD. Additionally, Drs. Song and Dutra determined that adolescents and young adults which reside in states that have 100% smoke-free laws on the state and local level, including workplaces, bars and restaurants, are less likely to be current smokers, or are current smokers that smoke less compared to those in states without such laws. Click here to read the full article.