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Nicotine & Tobacco: Current Issues, Policy & Practice

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This is a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module and Knowledge Exchange Workshop currently hosted by the University of Stirling on behalf of SPECTRUM. It is convened by Dr Allison Ford and has been successfully delivered for over ten years at various of our partner Universities throughout the UK.

Aimed at professionals working within relevant organisations with an interest in public health and policy, this CPD module is taught by a range of world-leading academics and practicioners including SPECTRUM researchers Professors Linda Bauld (Edinburgh), Jamie Brown (UCL), Jamie Pearce (Edinburgh) and Jeff Collin (Edinburgh) in addition to Dr Debbie Robson (KCL) and Dr Tessa Langley (Nottingham). 

Further speakers include Professor Kamran Siddiqi (York) and Dr Sharon Cox (London South Bank) and others.  The full agenda for the meeting is available below.


The early bird course fee is £499 until 28th February 2020; thereafter the fee will be £599 and includes lunches, refreshments and a networking dinner on the first evening.  Accommodation is not included but can be booked for you on request subject to availability. 

The deadline for applications is 30th April 2020. 

You may access the registration form here.


SPECTRUM Scholarships are available to support registration and accommodation (if required) costs for up to four individuals interested in attending the course. To be eligible, individuals must be professionals/practitioners (not students or researchers) working in the public or third sector in the UK. The course registration form contains information to assess eligibility for scholarships.

Learning Outcomes

Following completion of the module, participants will be able to

  • Describe and discuss patterns of tobacco consumption, prevalance and addition and the rise of e-cigarette use
  • Assess key milestones in tobacco and nicotine policy and the contribution of policy in developing and implementing effective interventions
  • Critically discuss the role of commercial interests, including the tobacco industry, in promoting tobacco use and recent controversies regarding the e-cigarette industry
  • Describe and discuss the range of effective interventions to reduce tobacco use and the place of tobacco harm reduction, including e-cigarettes, in addressing tobacco use
  • Asses the potential impact of current and emerging tobacco control priorities on different population groups, including tobacco harm reduction approaches
  • Discuss principles of media advocacy as applied to current issues in tobacco control.
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Nicotine & Tobacco: Current Issues, Policy & Practice

This continuing professional development course is organised by the University of Stirling and is aimed at professionals with an interest in public health and policy.

Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling