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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.
Accelerated Adoption of Smoke-free Laws After Ratification of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Smoke-free laws improve health by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and the associated heart disease, cancer and other disease. In a November 2015 article published in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), tobacco control researchers Randy Uang, PhD, Heikki Hiilamo, PhD and Stanton A. Glantz, PhD attempt to evaluate the effect of ratifying the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Their research showed that ratification of the FCTC had a significant impact on the increase of probability of smoke-free laws and accelerated the adoption of smoke-free indoor workplace, restaurant and bar laws. To read the full article, please click here