Director's Corner

15 Years Went By Fast 

On January 15, 2003, the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at UCSF officially began, thanks to a five-year grant from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and later supplemented by support from the then American Legacy Foundation, now Truth Initiative.

When I arrived at UCSF that day, I had no idea of the journey ahead. All I had was an office and the opportunity to hire staff and to develop mechanisms that would help organizations do a better job supporting quit attempts by smokers. What was known was the large gap between what clinicians should do and what they actually did. Read more...