GCRF TOBACCO CONTROL CAPACITY PROGRAMME
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GCRF Tobacco Capacity Control Programme

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. This programme is an international collaboration. It involves UK academics in five Universities who are all part of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), a UKCRC Centre for Public Health Excellence, along with research organisations in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, India, South Africa, and Uganda.

The overall aim of the programme is to improve research capacity in low- and middle-income countries to conduct high quality research that will generate evidence on how to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by tobacco use.

The team based in GHPU at the University of Edinburgh is focused on exploring the principal barriers experienced by governments in protecting public health policy from tobacco industry interference.

Further Information

More information about this project and our collaborators can be found on the website.

You can also find the TCCP on Twitter:  GCRF_TCCP

Funding

This project is supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund and Cancer Research UK

Contact:

Edinburgh-based Co-Investigator: Professor Jeff Collin, jeff.collin@ed.ac.uk

Research Fellows: Alex Wright (alex.wright@ed.ac.uk) and Rob Ralston (rob.ralston@ed.ac.uk)

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