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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.

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.

Tobacco industry funding delayed data on heart study

July 13, 2010 Early tobacco industry funding of the Framingham Heart Study delayed findings that eventually identified smoking as a major risk factor for heart disease, according to a UCSF analysis.

UCSF Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, comments on tobacco holdings

June 29, 2010 Let there be no question: I am strongly anti-tobacco. Over the years, my husband and I have worked with a financial adviser to manage our investment portfolio. Our practice has been to advise him on our broad financial strategy, but we did not get involved in individual stock selections. This led to the investment in the stock of a tobacco company, which conflicts with our values.

UCSF analyses detail tobacco industry influence on health policy

May 27, 2010 Three new UCSF studies describe the wide reach of the tobacco industry and its influence on young people, military veterans and national health care reform.

New study examines progress in meeting international health goals

March 03, 2010 A new study co-authored by a UCSF resident physician and published this week examines why low-income countries are making poor progress in meeting international health goals. Study researcher Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, of the Department of Medicine at UCSF and Division of General Internal Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital, said findings highlight the importance of looking at the entire health experience of a family, rather than just one or a few diseases.

Study shows cigarette smoking a risk for Alzheimer's disease

January 29, 2010 A UCSF analysis of published studies on the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and smoking indicates that smoking cigarettes is a significant risk factor for the disease.

Even a small dietary reduction in salt could mean fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths

January 20, 2010 Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such benefits are on par with the benefits from reductions in smoking and could save the United States about $24 billion in healthcare costs, the researchers add.

UCSF study finds African-Americans bear disproportionate burden of smoking costs in California

January 12, 2010 African Americans comprise six percent of the California adult population, yet they account for over eight percent of the state’s smoking-attributable health care expenditures and 13 percent of smoking-attributable mortality costs, according to a new analysis by UCSF researchers.