USC tobacco researchers honored by city officials

Government officials honored USC faculty Aug. 18 at Los Angeles City Hall for their public health work in tobacco control, prevention and research that formed the scientific foundation for local policies. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell commended Distinguished Professor Jonathan Samet, MD, MS, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the … Continue reading USC tobacco researchers honored by city officials

USC goes smoke-free

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The University of Southern California announced Jan. 10 its campuses and facilities, indoor and outdoor, are now smoke-free. The revised policy, which concerns lighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes, electronic cigarettes, hookah or other lit products, and includes the use of any substance including tobacco, cloves or marijuana, came at the request of the academic senate, staff … Continue reading USC goes smoke-free

USC contributes to surgeon general’s first report on e-cigarettes and youth

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The United States Surgeon General on Dec. 8 released a new report calling e-cigarettes "a major public health concern." "E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General" is the first comprehensive review on this public health challenge from the nation's highest public-health authority. The report provides insights into youth e-cigarette use, … Continue reading USC contributes to surgeon general’s first report on e-cigarettes and youth

11/29/16 – Children vs. Tobacco 2016: Who’s Winning?

Children vs. Tobacco: 2016 - Who’s Winning?

Despite efforts to create a tobacco-free generation, the tobacco industry continues to target adolescents and young adults. In this lecture, Jonathan Klein, associate executive director of the American Academy of Pediatrics and executive director of NCD Child, will describe usage and cessation trends associated with cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well emerging evidence on … Continue reading 11/29/16 – Children vs. Tobacco 2016: Who’s Winning?

05/05/16 – 4th Annual Health Policy Symposium & Networking Event

The University of Southern California's Fourth Annual Health Policy Symposium & Networking Event will feature discussions including soda taxation, mental health, gun safety, HIV screening, homelessness, medical marijuana, cost of pharmaceuticals, e-cigarettes and the scope of allied health professionals. The featured speaker is Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, who represents California's 51st Assembly District. Thursday, May 5 | 5:30 … Continue reading 05/05/16 – 4th Annual Health Policy Symposium & Networking Event

Take the Student Tobacco Survey

E-cigarette

The Associate of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program is gathering information on students' tobacco use, perceptions regarding e-cigarettes, exposure to e-cigarette marketing and other related topics. The results may help universities identify which policies may be most effective in reducing students’ tobacco use. The survey is available online until Sept. 1, 2016, and takes … Continue reading Take the Student Tobacco Survey

Kids who vape 4x more likely to smoke tobacco, according to new JAMA study

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Tuesday, finds teenagers who have used e-cigarettes are more likely to at least sample tobacco cigarettes, cigars or hookahs, according to co-author Adam Leventhal, associate professor and director of the USC Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory at the Keck School of Medicine. Institute for … Continue reading Kids who vape 4x more likely to smoke tobacco, according to new JAMA study