- 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.
Association of Campus Tobacco Policies with Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Intention to Smoke on Campus & Attitudes About Outdoor Smoking Restrictions
On tobacco-free college campuses, fewer students smoked and reported intention to smoke on campus, according to a study published by tobacco control researchers, Amanda Fallin, RN, PhD, Maria Roditis, PhD and Stanton Glantz, PhD, Director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. Additionally, survey results from California college students, collected between September 2013 and May 2014, revealed that comprehensive tobacco-free policies are effective in reducing exposure to smoking and intention to smoke on campus, that stronger policies were associated with fewer students reporting exposure to secondhand smoke or seeing someone smoke on campus, and that the majority of students supported outdoor smoking restrictions across all policy types. To read the full article, published in the December 2014 issue of American Journal of Public Health, click here