Posts Tagged ‘smoking’

People with HIV are dying from cigarette smoking: Is video treatment the answer?

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The Great American Smokeout is November 21. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40 percent of people living with HIV are cigarette smokers—at least twice the rate of the general public. What’s more, people with HIV are less likely than others to quit smoking and are more likely to suffer […]

Alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan publishes research on rare musculosketetal birth defect

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While smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems for developing babies, such as preterm birth, low birth rate and birth defects of the lip and mouth, could there also be an association to congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a rare musculoskeletal birth defect? USF College of Public Health alumna Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan is investigating […]

Melody Kitchen awarded NIH grant for cancer research in Israel

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USF College of Public Health master’s student Melody Kitchen is one of fifteen students from across the U.S. chosen for the 2018 Cancer Epidemiology Education in Special Populations Program (CEESP). “I could not believe it!” Kitchen said. “After putting so many hours of hard work into my research proposal, I felt so grateful that my […]

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 […]