Tobacco Center Faculty Blog

November 4, 2012

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Another excellent in-depth Huffington Post investigation of Mitt Romney's record of supporting Big Tobacco is available here.  

November 1, 2012

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

California Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed Assembly Bill 217, which would have made nursing homes smokefree," ignoring the mountain of evidence that secondhand smoke kills.  Our new meta-analysis, published in Circulation, means that this veto will mean more elderly California's showing up in emergency rooms with heart attacks, strokes, asthma attacks and other cardiac and respiratory emergencies.  Many will die.

His veto message uses language straight out of tobacco industry propaganda, he talks about "accommodating" residents' "preferences" to smoke, concluding, "Let's rely on ... the facility and its residents and employees to figure out which accommodations work or don't work." 

Here is what Philip Morris says on its corporate web site about the issue:

October 26, 2012

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

You can download a flyer listing all the presentations here.

October 23, 2012

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Heikki Hiilamo, Eric Crosbie and I just published our paper, "The evolution of health warning labels on cigarette packs: the role of precedents, and tobacco industry strategies to block diffusion" in Tobacco Control.


Objective To analyse the evolution and diffusion of health warnings on cigarette packs around the world, including tobacco industry attempts to block this diffusion.

Methods We analysed tobacco industry documents and public sources to construct a database on the global evolution and diffusion of health warning labels from 1966 to 2012, and also analysed industry strategies.

October 12, 2012

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Our annual "It's About a Billion Lives" symposium will be from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in Cole Hall at UCSF (same place as the last two years).

Our keynote speaker will be Legacy Foundation President and CEO Cheryl Healton.

There will also be presentations from two of our fellows, Gideon St. Helen and Amanda Fallin and faculty members Matthew Springer and Wendy Max.

The closing speaker will be UCSF Chancellor Sue Desmond-Hellmann.

See you there!


You can watch the webcast of last year's symposium here.