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Professor compares tobacco industry to Godzilla

University of California, San Francisco

Over 300 health professionals, advocates and

Godzilla was meant to be a metaphor for the tobacco industry which wreaks incredible destruction...and then goes to the bottom of the ocean and everyone thinks it's not a big deal

tobacco experts convened in Missoula this week for the 7th National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit held at the University of Montana.  The National Association of Chronic Disease directors provided UM a 32-thousand dollar grant to plan the conference which is devoted to addressing the health and social issues connected to smokeless tobacco use. In this interview with Edward O'Brien, University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine Associate Professor, Dr. Pamela Ling, discusses her research into cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Ling points out overall cigarette use is actually declining among young people.

Edward O’Brien first landed at Montana Public Radio three decades ago as a news intern while attending the UM School of Journalism. He covers a wide range of stories from around the state.  
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