NEW in the HAWAII MEDICAL JOURNAL: JABSOM’s Efforts to Prevent, Treat Harm from Tobacco

Dr. Jill Omori and Dr. Kenton Kramer are co-authors of an article in this month’s Hawaii Medical Journal, outlining how tobacco prevention, cessation and treatment efforts are woven into the curriculum of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).

JABSOM’s Kaka’ako complex was built with state revenue bonds — the principal and interest on those bonds (around $10 million per year) are paid through monies the Hawaii State Legislature committed for that purpose from the Master Settlement Agreement, a fund created by tobacco companies to settle lawsuits by the states over the harm caused by smoking.

JABSOM is proud to have one of the most vigorous academic and clinical programs in the country to better prepare our physicians to manage tobacco-related disorders, which continue to have a profound affect on our citizens’ health. JABSOM is also proud to be a smoke-free campus. You may notice the new signs fronting the sidewalks around the Biosciences Building, which are intended to further emphasize the “no smoking” policy on campus grounds.

Read in detail about JABSOM’s commitment to tobacco cessation in the October edition of the HMJ, on-line at HAWAII MEDICAL JOURNAL