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Center for Tobacco Control Research & Education

Narrator:       This is Science Today. The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco supports a broad range of research that involves faculty at several UC campuses, as well as national leaders in tobacco control.

Max:               There's a group looking at state laws and how they relate to what happens in each state and a lot of research looking at the tobacco industry behavior.

Narrator:       Wendy Max, a professor of health economics at the UCSF School of Nursing is a member of the center and has been studying the physical and economic effects of secondhand smoke.

Max:               This study had a couple of economists, we had clinicians, pulmonologists, psychologists; we had a chemist who knows a lot about the development of biomarkers; I mean, people approaching the issues from many different perspectives. So, it's just a wonderful place to do research.

Narrator:       The center also has an online digital library with one of the largest collections of tobacco documents related to tobacco industry practices. For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.