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.

 

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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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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.

56% of Adolescent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Users Also Use Other Tobacco Products

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A newly published study examined how adolescents use electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), and compared youth who are only use ENDS and polytobacco users (ENDS and at least one other tobacco product). Researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of 3,517 13-25-year olds.

Findings included:

·         4.5% of adolescents and 10% of young adults reported past 30-day ENDS use.

·         ENDS users were 38.8% female and 70.6% white.

·         Over half (55.9%) were polytobacco ENDS users.

·         The most common patterns of polytobacco ENDS use were ENDS and cigarettes (11.5%), ENDS and cigars (7.7%), and ENDS, cigars, and waterpipe (5.2%).

·         Those who perceived ENDS to be less harmful than cigarettes were more likely to be exclusive ENDS users than those who perceived ENDS to be as or more harmful than cigarettes.

·         There were no differences between ENDS groups on age, race, sex, parental education, sexual orientation, or ENDS use frequency.

The researchers concluded that the Food and Drug Administration is responsible for communicating product risk to consumers and should consider common patterns of use and relative risk perceptions in its ENDS public education efforts.

Source: King et al. (2018). Polytobacco Use Among a Nationally Representative Sample of Adolescent and Young Adult E-Cigarette Users. The Journal of Adolescent Health, Aug 13. pii: S1054-139X(18)30186-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.04.010. [Epub ahead of print]

Did You Know? Sexual Minority Youth at Greater Risk of Alcohol, Tobacco and Marijuana Use

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A recently published study examined substance use disparities among sexual minority youth. The current subsample of 348,175 students participated in the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) study from years 2005 to 2015.

 

Findings included:

·         Female lesbian and bisexual youth were at risk of initiating substance use at younger ages and, among lifetime users, were more likely to persist in their tobacco and marijuana use over time, relative to sexually active female heterosexual youth.

·         Among lifetime users, male youth with partners of both sexes were at greater risk of persistent use of alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana over time and earlier ages of first use.

 

Source: Talley et al. (2019). Sexual Minority Youth at Risk of Early and Persistent Alcohol, Tobacco, and Marijuana Use. Archives of Sexual Behavior, Jan 2. doi: 10.1007/s10508-018-1275-7. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Missed the JUUL Hearings? Watch the Videos Below! Plus, LOOP Leaders Attended the Hearings

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JUUL Called Before Congressional Subcommittee

On July 24 and 25, 2019, the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, led by Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi, held hearings to examine JUUL Labs, Inc.’s responsibility for the youth nicotine addiction epidemic.

 

Watch Part I and II of the hearings below:

Part I of the Congressional Hearings

 

Part II of the Congressional Hearings

 

Our LOOP Leaders Attended these Hearings!

Check out our very own Dr. Valerie Yerger and Carol McGruder who were present at the hearings. In fact, they were sitting in the very front row behind the JUUL co-founder. They were featured in the New York Times article photo (below).

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MEET JACK WAXMAN

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MEET JACK WAXMAN

Jack Waxman is a sophomore at Cornell University. He is the creator of Juulers Against Juul, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Good Day NY, BBC, and NPR. He worked for Senator Chuck Schumer on issues related to public health. He is currently an Ambassador for Truth Initiative, the leading tobacco control organization.

 

CHECK OUT WHAT HE IS DOING FOR THE COMMUNITY IN HIS VIDEO