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February 05, 2014
CVS Caremark, the nation’s largest pharmacy health care company, and UCSF's Steven Schroeder say selling tobacco products is “clearly antithetical” to the role of pharmacies.
February 12, 2013
The UCSF School of Pharmacy has partnered with Safeway Inc. to help Safeway customers quit smoking, by connecting them with specially trained pharmacists to learn about smoking-cessation programs and other resources.
September 27, 2012
Top box office films last year showed more onscreen smoking than the prior year, reversing five years of steady progress in reducing tobacco imagery in movies, according to a new UCSF study.
May 31, 2012
African-American and Latino children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more likely to suffer from acute asthma symptoms in their teens than asthma sufferers whose mothers did not smoke, according to a new study led by a research team at UCSF.
May 03, 2012
A popular smoking cessation medication has been under a cloud of suspicion ever since the Canadian Medical Association Journal published a study in July 2011 reporting “risk of serious adverse cardiovascular events associated with varenicline.” UCSF researchers, however, question the way the previous study was conducted, and their new analysis, scheduled to be published May 4 in BMJ, reaches a very different conclusion.
May 02, 2012
The smoking cessation drug varenicline significantly reduced alcohol consumption in a group of heavy-drinking smokers, in a study carried out by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco.
March 15, 2012
Scientists have gained insight into how second-hand tobacco smoke damages the earliest stages of human embryonic development.
February 06, 2012
A new UCSF analysis has found that a state ballot initiative to increase the cigarette tax would create about 12,000 jobs and nearly $2 billion in new economic activity in California.
February 02, 2012
A UCSF symposium, “It’s About a Billion Lives,’’ will feature new research on tobacco. A wide range of topics will be presented including discussions about the harmful effects of cigarette smoke exposure, the public health consequences of “electronic’’ cigarettes, and how discount pricing of cigarettes has raised smoking rates among poor people in China.
January 06, 2012
A new UCSF analysis of tobacco industry documents shows that Philip Morris USA manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, including menthol, obscuring actual toxicity levels and increasing the risk of heart, cancer and other diseases for smokers.

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