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Inside UCSF: Year in Review

December 20, 2013 Inside UCSF takes a quick look at some of the biggest stories of 2013 that highlight the University and the campus community.

Cigarette Pack Health Warning Labels in US Lag Behind World

November 16, 2012 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.

For Smokers, UCSF Program Provides Tools to Ditch the Habit

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.

Brains of Teens Who Smoke Cigarettes Reveal Early Signs of Addiction

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.

California Voters to Decide on Increasing Cigarette Tax

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.

UCSF to Participate in World No Tobacco Day on May 31

May 25, 2012 The UCSF community is invited to participate in World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

All UC Campuses to Become Smoke Free

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.

UCSF to Receive Tobacco Papers, Funding to Improve Public Access to the Documents

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.

UCSF Gets American Heart Association Award as Fit-Friendly Employer

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. 

40 Million TB Deaths Due to Smoking Over Next 40 years

October 10, 2011 Smoking could cause 18 million more cases of tuberculosis worldwide over the next 40 years and 40 million additional deaths.

UCSF, UC Merced to Study Effectiveness of Anti-Tobacco Programs

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.

Taxpayer Film Subsidies Promote Youth Smoking

August 23, 2011 State governments, including California as well as others in Canada and the United Kingdom, pour hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into major motion pictures that depict smoking -- leading to thousands of new teen smokers every year, a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researcher has found.

Media Advisory: Smoking in the Movies

July 13, 2011 New findings published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitoring the movie industry’s progress toward the international public health goal of eliminating smoking from youth-rated films.

Peralta is Awarded Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

January 11, 2011 Carmen A. Peralta, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the UCSF School of Medicine, was recognized recently with a 2010 Nickens Faculty Fellowship.

Inaugural UC Global Health Day to Highlight Research

November 23, 2010 University of California scholars will gather at UC Irvine on November 30 to showcase research aimed at improving the health of the world.

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