Tobacco Control Research Group: Presentations

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The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) regularly presents its research findings at national and international conferences.

Recent examples:


World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 7-9 March 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
Drawing on the TCRG's experience of systematically monitoring the tobacco industry, this presentation explores:
• why monitoring corporate behaviour is useful and enables progress in tobacco control;
• which aspects of tobacco industry behavior can be monitored;
• how the University of Bath model works;
• divisions of labour and how quick wins can be achieved; and
• barriers to progress in developing tobacco industry monitoring and potential ways forward.


World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 7-9 March 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
The TCRG developed the first evidence-based taxonomy of tobacco industry political activity.[1] Based on two systematic reviews and a Grounded Theory approach, this taxonomy provides a framework for analysing, understanding and countering tobacco industry policy influence. This presentation critically examines:
• lessons learned from monitoring and researching tobacco industry interference;
• whether a taxonomy can enable comparative measures of tobacco industry interference; and
• the potential and opportunity costs of an index of tobacco industry interference.


World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 7-9 March 2018, Cape Town South Africa
Drawing on the TCRG's research of internal tobacco industry documents and data on illicit trade provided by the tobacco industry, this presentation explores:
• how the tobacco industry uses the threat of illicit to prevent tobacco control policies;
• historical and contemporary evidence of tobacco industry involvement in tobacco smuggling;
• tobacco industry’s attempts to position itself as ‘partner’ in fight against illicit; and
• tobacco industry’s attempt to control the Illicit Trade Protocol.


World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 7-9 March 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
Drawing on the TCRG's systematic examination of tobacco industry’s responses to plain packaging proposals in the UK, this presentation explores:
• tobacco industry arguments used to oppose plain packaging;
• who else opposes plain packaging?
• what role opponents play?
• what can you do to counter organisations that oppose plain packaging in your country?


World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 7-9 March 2018, Cape Town, South Africa
Drawing on a recent study which examined contemporary tobacco industry pricing strategies in the UK, this presentation explores:
• tobacco industry pricing, profits and sales;
• impact of tobacco tax increases (and pricing) on switching, trading down and quitting; and
• trends in cheap tobacco use.

Notes

  1. S. Ulucanlar, G.J. Fooks, A.B. Gilmore,The Policy Dystopia Model: An Interpretive Analysis of Tobacco Industry Political Activity, PLOS Medicine 13(9): e1002125