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:

  • A. Gilmore, K.A. Evans-Reeves, A. Rowell, et al (2018), Monitoring the vector of the epidemic
    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.
  • A.B. Gilmore (2018), Tactics and Taxonomies: lessons learned from monitoring and researching tobacco industry policy influence
    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.
  • A. Gilmore, A. Rowell (2018), Why you shouldn’t trust the tobacco industry on illicit
    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.
  • K. Evans-Reeves, J. Hatchard (2018), Scrutiny! What can researchers, advocates & governments do?
    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?
  • A. Gilmore, R. Hiscock, R. Branston et al (2018), Tobacco industry strategies to keep tobacco prices low: evidence from industry data (FO-344-3)
    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.

References

  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