Did You Know? Cigarette Use is Lower Among American Indians and Alaska Natives Living on Tribal Lands

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A recently published study examined whether cigarette use among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) is lower in metropolitan areas than in rural areas and tribal lands (which are predominantly rural).

 

Findings included:

·         Metropolitan (large or small) areas versus rural areas: no statistically significant differences in cigarette use were found.

·         Metropolitan (large or small) areas versus tribal lands: days of cigarette use and daily use were significantly lower in tribal lands.

·         Tribal lands were also lower than small metropolitan areas regarding number of cigarettes used and nicotine dependence.

·         Rural areas versus tribal lands: cigarette measures were consistently lower in tribal lands. For example, the prevalence of current smokers, daily users and nicotine dependence, respectively, was 37.9%, 25.9%, and 16.3% in rural areas and 27.4%, 13.6%, and 8.9% in tribal lands.

 

The researchers concluded that differences in cigarette use between AI/AN in nontribal rural and metropolitan areas were not indicated. Instead, the place differences found were lower cigarette use in tribal lands than in nontribal rural areas and, to some extent, metropolitan areas.

 

Source: Cunningham et al. (2019). Cigarette Use Among American Indians and Alaska Natives in Metropolitan Areas, Rural Areas, and Tribal Lands. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Sep/Oct; 25 Suppl 5.

LAST DAY TO APPLY TO BECOME A LOOP LDP FELLOW! DON’T MISS OUT!

Join the Final Leadership Development Program Cohort Through UCSF

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Because of the passage of California’s historic 2016 tobacco tax, thousands of jobs in tobacco control across the state of California are being created. The average person has little knowledge of these career opportunities. We want to help you develop your leadership skills as we guide you through a wide array of career-boosting opportunities.

The LOOP LDP can help you to build your capacity and increase your knowledge of tobacco control. We are actively recruiting 12-16 “Fellows” to participate in a comprehensive 8-week program. The fall cohort (Cohort 9) will be the last LDP cohort through UCSF after 8 leadership development cohorts over the past years. The LOOP fellows will have ongoing access to a cadre of mentorship and support. The LDP program will help develop your leadership skills and work through a lens of health equity.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 16, 2019 at 5pm (PST)

Please Address Questions To:
Coordinator Specialist
The LOOP Leadership Development Program
Telephone: (415) 502-3265

APPLY HERE

LOOP LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PAST FELLOW LANDS A JOB! APPLY TO BECOME A FELLOW BY SEPTEMBER 16TH

LOOP LDP Fellow Jason Cross Lands Outreach Job!

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We are excited to announce that former LOOP LDP Fellow (and current LOOP Tailored Assistance Trainer) Jason Cross recently secured a job as a full-time Outreach Coordinator for Tramutola in Oakland!
Tramutola’s outreach coordinators will be speaking to voters and empowering volunteers in their ability to make an impact on the outcome of the upcoming election. The job description said they needed someone who is a quick learner, a team player, and is passionate about standing up to Big Tobacco – and that is Jason! See Jason’s bio HERE.
Good luck on your new job, Jason, and keep us posted on how it’s going!
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Interested in Becoming a LOOP Fellow? Join the Final LDP Cohort Through UCSF
Because of the passage of California’s historic 2016 tobacco tax, thousands of jobs in tobacco control across the state of California are being created. The average person has little knowledge of these career opportunities. We want to help you develop your leadership skills as we guide you through a wide array of career-boosting opportunities.

The LOOP LDP can help you to build your capacity and increase your knowledge of tobacco control. We are actively recruiting 12-16 “Fellows” to participate in a comprehensive 8-week program. The fall cohort (Cohort 9) will be the last LDP cohort through UCSF after 8 leadership development cohorts over the past years. The LOOP fellows will have ongoing access to a cadre of mentorship and support. The LDP program will help develop your leadership skills and work through a lens of health equity.

APPLY HERE

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 16, 2019 at 5pm (PST)
Please Address Questions To:
Coordinator Specialist
The LOOP Leadership Development Program
Telephone: (415) 502-3265
We look forward to you joining our NINTH & FINAL cohort of leaders!

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 16th TO JOIN THE FINAL COHORT (FALL 2019) OF THE LOOP LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM!

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Final LDP Cohort Through UCSF

Because of the passage of California’s historic 2016 tobacco tax, thousands of jobs in tobacco control across the state of California are being created. The average person has little knowledge of these career opportunities. We want to help you develop your leadership skills as we guide you through a wide array of career-boosting opportunities.

The LOOP LDP can help you to build your capacity and increase your knowledge of tobacco control. We are actively recruiting 12-16 “Fellows” to participate in a comprehensive 8-week program. The fall cohort (Cohort 9) will be the last LDP cohort through UCSF after 8 leadership development cohorts over the past years. The LOOP fellows will have ongoing access to a cadre of mentorship and support. The LDP program will help develop your leadership skills and work through a lens of health equity.

 

APPLY NOW

Did You Know? Cigarette Use Patterns Over Time Differ for White and Hispanic White Youth

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A newly published study examined whether adolescent cigarette and e-cigarette use patterns over time differ by ethnicity. Data were pooled from three cohort studies of adolescents in California and Connecticut.

 

Findings included:

·         Among non-Hispanic White (NHW) participants, ever e-cigarette or cigarette users at baseline (vs. never users) had significantly higher odds of past 30-day use tobacco use pattern at follow-up.

·         Among Hispanic White (HW) participants, compared with never users, exclusive e-cigarette users at baseline had increased odds of continued e-cigarette use but not of transition to exclusive cigarette use at follow-up and HW exclusive cigarette users at baseline had greater odds of continued cigarette use but not of transition to exclusive e-cigarette use at follow-up.

 

Findings that NHW youth report more transitional use patterns and HW youth report more stable use patterns suggest a potential for differential impacts of e-cigarettes, by ethnicity, in increasing subsequent transition to or cessation from cigarette smoking.

 

Source: Barrington-Trimis et al. (2019). Ethnic Differences in Patterns of Cigarette and E-Cigarette Use Over Time Among Adolescents. The Journal of Adolescent Health, Jun 24. pii: S1054-139X(19)30199-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.04.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Job Opportunity with Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF

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Operations Analyst

JOB OVERVIEW
The Operations Analyst is the liaison between the department and Campus Information Technology Field Services (ITFS) teams to support the implementation of system-wide campus policies governing IT security, standards, and support. The Operations Analyst is responsible for overseeing the process of tracking and monitoring IT hardware and software and documenting IT Policy & Procedures, user training guides, and other documentation. The incumbent will also facilitate and oversee the implementation of new hire onboarding and off boarding processes. This involves technical assistance such as computer access, IT set-up and ensuring that files are maintained when off-boarding.
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READ FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND APPLY HERE!

 

About the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

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 61 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.