Posts Tagged ‘smoking cessation’

COPH doctoral student recognized by the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance Task Force

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Amy Gatto, a USF College of Public Health doctoral student concentrating in health services research, has received a Community Recognition Award from the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA) Task Force. Gatto, who has been a member of the HCADA’s Tobacco-Free Partnership since 2015 and its chair since 2017, was lauded for her “leadership and selfless […]

Shawn Zamani Award

USF Honors College recognizes undergraduate Shawn Zamani’s research

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USF College of Public Health undergraduate student Shawn Zamani has been recognized by the Honor’s College for his research efforts examining USF’s tobacco-free policy, a peer-enforced policy enacted in January 2016. “A Quantitative and Geospatial Analysis of the University of South Florida’s Tobacco-Free Policy,” surveyed the USF community’s knowledge and perceptions of the policy. He […]

USF program gets Floridians to kick the smoking habit

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World No Tobacco Day is May 31 Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States. This year, the World Health Organization is focusing on tobacco and heart disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three deaths from cardiovascular disease is smoking-related. Even those […]

Dr. Stephanie Marhefka and students curb smoking in people living with HIV through video groups

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Tobacco use among people living with HIV (PLWH) is a public health problem, according to USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Stephanie Marhefka, an associate professor of community and family health. “People living with HIV are more likely to die due to non-HIV causes than due to HIV-related complications,” she said. Her research, “Meeting Our […]

Halting hookah use among undergraduate students

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The prevalence of current cigarette use has declined, according to the 2014 Surgeon General’s report, The Health Consequences of Smoking-50 Years of Progress. However, there is significant evidence showing an increase in use of alternate tobacco products including hookah, especially among young adults. As a result, the recommendation in the Surgeon General’s report was to […]

USF observes Great American Smokeout

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On Nov. 19, USF Wellness Education, Student Health Services and the USF Area Health Education Center Tobacco Cessation program office will celebrate the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. Smokers will be encouraged to pledge to quit, even if for the day. “The Great American Smokeout offers a short, tangible goal that requires less of a […]