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Tobacco Control Research Group
Our multidisciplinary, international research group examines how companies influence health and policy; and evaluates and provides evidence for policy change.
New research reveals how both traditional and newer forms of media have become powerful tools for those wishing to obstruct tobacco control.
New research highlights the difficulties of fully excluding the tobacco industry from policy making and of understanding its level of influence on regulation.
The latest data from the Global Tobacco Index shows that the UK still has work to do on preventing tobacco industry interference in policy and legislation.
‘Dirty Secrets of the Cigarette Business’ was a joint investigation with the Tobacco Control Research Group, BBC and Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
The Tobacco Control Research Group has received a prestigious award from the World Health Organization as part of the World No Tobacco Day Awards 2021.
We combine rigorous research with investigative techniques to examine corporate influences on health and health policies.
The work of our research group has been recognised with a number of awards and prizes.
Be part of our work with international partners to expose the tactics of the tobacco industry.
The Tobacco Supply Chain Database unwraps who and what is involved in the process of getting tobacco products from seed to smoker.
The illicit tobacco trade is often used by the tobacco industry as an argument against tobacco control measures. But what's the real story?
In 2015 the UK passed legislation to introduce plain packaging. TCRG has been monitoring tobacco industry reactions and impacts pre- and post-implementation.
Smoking is a major public health threat, but how successful is the UK government at preventing the tobacco industry from interfering in health policy?
Research at Bath has been fundamental in the introduction of a MET on cigarettes and subsequently reducing sales of cigarette brands popular with key groups.