- FAMRI Center
The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education serves as a focal point for a broad range of research, education, and public service activities for 46 faculty in 11 departments and all 4 schools at UCSF, as well as colleagues at UC Berkeley and UC Merced. It is part of the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute and its membership is congruent with the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Tobacco Control Program. The Center is also a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control.
On April 11, 2015, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education researchers, Professors of Medicine Matthew L. Springer, PhD and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD, released a policy briefing on secondhand marijuana smoke exposure. These findings highlight the importance of including marijuana in smokefree laws as marijuana legalization continues to develop. Legalization of marijuana necessitates understanding the consequences of public exposure to marijuana secondhand smoke more than ever before. The similarity of the chemical composition of secondhand smoke from tobacco and marijuana, along with our observation that both kinds of smoke can impair blood vessel function, indicate that marijuana secondhand smoke is not harmless and that legal limitations on public exposure to secondhand smoke should apply to both tobacco and marijuana. To reference the entire briefing, click here
Eliseo Perez-Stable, MD
May 26 2015 - 3:00pm
Lauren Dutra, PhD and Randy Uang, PhD
Postdoc Tobacco Control Researchers
Jun 10 2015 - 12:00pm