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May 13, 2014
UCSF scientists have found that industry claims about e-cigarettes are unsupported by the evidence to date, including claims that they help smokers quit.
March 06, 2014
E-cigarettes, promoted as a way to quit regular cigarettes, may actually be a new route to conventional smoking and nicotine addiction for teenagers, according to a new UCSF study.
November 25, 2013
In the first study of its kind, UCSF researchers found that youth using e-cigarettes were more likely to be trying to quit, but also were less likely to have stopped smoking and were smoking more, not less.
September 19, 2013
UCSF will receive a five year, $20 million grant as part of a first-of-its-kind tobacco science regulatory program by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health.
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.
August 05, 2013
Commercial casinos are often exempt from smoke-free workplace laws, but a new study led by UCSF has found that when smoking is banned in casinos, it results in considerably fewer emergency calls for ambulances.
April 17, 2013
Smoking tobacco through a hookah is gaining popularity among the college crowd, but UCSF researchers have found that hookah smoke contains a different – but still harmful – mix of toxins than cigarettes.
February 13, 2013
Over a span of nearly 20 years, California’s tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UCSF.
February 08, 2013
Rather than being a purely grassroots movement that arose spontaneously in 2009, the Tea Party developed in part as a result of tobacco industry efforts to oppose smoking restrictions and tobacco taxes beginning in the 1980s, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers.
January 30, 2013
Women with harmful mutations in the BRCA gene, which put them at higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer, tend to undergo menopause significantly sooner than other women, according to a study led by UCSF researchers.

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