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Health care spending drops quickly with reduced smoking

A new study lead-authored by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member James Lightwood, PhD, has found that reducing smoking cuts health care spending, not just in the long- or immediate-term, but the very next year.

For example, the analysis found that a 10 percent decline in smoking in the United States would be followed by an expected $63 billion reduction (in 2012 U.S. dollars) in national health care spending the following year.

Raising the Smoking Age

UC Sexual Harassment, Raising the Smoking Age, Student Video Projects, Snow Art
Fri Mar 18, 2016

Dean Guglielmo on tobacco sales in pharmacies: guest editorial

Tobacco sales in pharmacies: What will it take to quit for good?
Mon Mar 10, 2014

Dorie Apollonio, PhD

Apollonio
Professor

My research considers the role of scientific evidence and interest group lobbying in decision making on public health. This work uses multiple data sources including internal industry documents, campaign finance reports, administrative datasets, and interviews.

WHO Plan for Global Tobacco Control Contested by US

A plan seeded in 1996 by the World Health Organization for an international agreement, [Framework Convention on Tobacco Control] [link defunct]," is undergoing final discussions by member states before submission to the World Health Assembly in May. The plan outlines a global regulatory system aimed at controlling the tobacco pandemic, which, if no action is taken, is expected to claim an estimated 10 million lives by the late 2020s.