Tobacco — January 13, 2012

The University of California Office of the President has announced that all UC campuses and medical centers must be tobacco-free by 2014.  The new policies will include all tobacco products and unregulated nicotine products.  The policy also prohibits the sale an advertising of tobacco products on any UC-owned property.  Read more at the Daily Californian.

Study Finds Nicotine Gum and Patches Don’t Help Smokers Quit, New York Times, January 10, 2012

The study, published Monday in the journal Tobacco Control, included nearly 800 people trying to quit smoking over a period of several years, and is likely to inflame a long-running debate about the value of nicotine alternatives.

And Saturday Night Live joins in with this Chantix ad parody: “The Side Effects of Quitting Smoking Could Be Dangerous.”

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