UCSF public event on May 31 recognizes "No Tobacco Day"

By Vanessa deGier

WHAT:  “World No Tobacco Day” public event at UCSF.

There will be information for the public on the effects of tobacco on health, nicotine addiction and smoking cessation services. Other activities include free health screenings, live music and a poster exhibit.

UCSF will also announce a strengthened smoking policy for all its sites. Smoking will now be prohibited on all university property except for designated areas.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 31; Program with speakers: Noon; Full event: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

WHERE: Medical Sciences Lobby and Cole Hall,
    513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco

WHO:  Featured speakers include:

* David Kessler, MD, dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for medical affairs.

* Stanton Glantz, PhD, director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF.

* Steven Schroeder, MD, distinguished professor of health and health care.

* Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, PharmD, dean of the UCSF School of Pharmacy.

To arrange interviews or cover the World No Tobacco Day event at UCSF, contact Vanessa deGier at (415) 476-2557.