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Humans of UCSF: Breathing Easier

Columnist
School of Dentistry

"I have always been concerned about the harms of secondhand smoke, especially since I was diagnosed with asthma at a young age.

Prior to UCSF, I worked as a paralegal on tobacco litigation, which led me to my current position at UCSF where I study and write reports about state and local tobacco policy making.

I think it's great that prop 56 easily passed. I hope this success will influence other states to increase their tobacco tax since increasing tobacco taxes is an effective policy to reduce tobacco use."

Juliette Jackson

Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (CTCRE), Policy Researcher