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Tobacco Control Research Group research projects

View current and recent research projects undertaken by researchers within and associated with TCRG.


Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use

Funding: $4.9 million, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Duration: January 2023 to December 2024

TCRG is a partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use (BI) and is part of STOP. STOP is a global tobacco industry watchdog whose mission is to expose the tobacco industry tactics that undermine public health. Comprised of a network of academic and public health organisations, STOP researches and monitors the tobacco industry, shares intelligence to counter its tactics, and exposes its misdeeds to a global audience. STOP is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as part of the BI.

Shaping Public Health Policies to Reduce Inequalities and Harm (SPECTRUM)

Funding: £485,565, UK Prevention Research Partnership
Duration: October 2019 to September 2024

TCRG is a project partner in the SPECTRUM consortium, investigating the commercial determinants of health and health inequalities. SPECTRUM covers tobacco, alcohol, and foods high in sugar, salt and fat. SPECTRUM builds on the work of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies.

STOP: a tobacco industry watchdog

Funding: $8.3 million, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Duration: December 2018 to December 2022

Integrated Evidence Synthesis for Joint Appraisal of Tobacco and Alcohol Tax Interventions for Harm Reduction in the UK (SYNTAX)

Funding: £726,966, National Institute for Health Research
Duration: March 2018 to February 2021

Harnessing Big Data Alongside Investigative Methods: Investigating Tobacco Industry Conduct in an Era of Political Uncertainty

Funding: £217,836, Cancer Research UK
Duration: February 2018 to July 2020


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