A new UCSF study shows the evolution of stricter labeling laws country by country has proceeded in fits and starts, thanks largely to efforts by the tobacco industry to block their spread around the world.
November 16, 2012
July 27, 2012
Suzanne Harris was a registered nurse, worked on a cancer unit and was a mother to a young child when she smoked. Today, she directs the UCSF Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center, which offers comprehensive smoking cessation classes and relapse prevention support.
July 27, 2012
The brains of adolescents who smoke as little as two cigarettes a day respond to images of smoking as do the brains of heavily addicted adult smokers: with pleasure.
May 31, 2012
On June 5, California voters will decide whether the state should impose a $1 per pack tax on cigarettes, as well as a corresponding tax increase on other tobacco products.
May 25, 2012
The UCSF community is invited to participate in World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
January 18, 2012
UC President Mark Yudof has requested that chancellors at all 10 campuses form committees to implement a smoke-free policy that also bans the use, sale and promotion of tobacco products on University property.
December 13, 2011
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a proposed consent order today with a federal district court that tobacco companies provide $6.25 million to improve free public access to tobacco documents via the Internet. The court will provide this money to the UCSF Legacy Library for this purpose.
November 04, 2011
UCSF was recently recognized as a 2011 gold-level recipient of the American Heart Association’s Start! Fit-Friendly Companies Recognition program.
October 10, 2011
Smoking could cause 18 million more cases of tuberculosis worldwide over the next 40 years and 40 million additional deaths.
September 07, 2011
Researchers with the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Merced will examine the effectiveness of state and local anti-smoking programs across the United States to ensure that health authorities are able to use their increasingly limited resources to support and defend the most effective approaches.