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August 27, 2013
UCSF will require everyone who works and studies at UCSF, including faculty, staff, students, trainees, contractors and volunteers, to be tobacco-free.
August 21, 2013
Patients who participated in a smoking-cessation program during hospitalization for mental illness were able to quit smoking and were less likely to be hospitalized again for their psychiatric conditions.
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 25, 2012
The UCSF community is invited to participate in World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
November 18, 2010
The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF is encouraging smokers to quit today, which marks the 35th annual Great American Smokeout, with the hope that they may quit for good.
November 09, 2010
CT scans to detect lung cancer early can save lives, according to a study of 53,456 current and former smokers ages 55 to 74.
November 09, 2010
Smoking in women with breast cancer increases breast cancer deaths and deaths overall, according to preliminary research results presented by UCSF epidemiologist Dejana Braithwaite, PhD, at a meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
February 03, 2010
Douglas Bettcher, director of the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative, will talk about reining in Big Tobacco during a symposium at UCSF on February 12.