SPECTRUM Consortium

COVID-19 and Tobacco: Integrating communicable and non-communicable disease responses

Usher institute coronavirus webinar

The Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh have launched a weekly COVID-19 webinar series targeted at members of the academic community in the UK and beyond, the public health community and key decision-makers from a range of sectors.  Organised by Professor Aziz Sheikh, Director of the Usher Institute and Professor Linda Bauld, Director of the SPECTRUM Consortium and Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health at the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, these webinars are hosted via Zoom and live streamed via YouTube.  

The next webinar will take place on May 21st at 10am and is produced in collaboration with SPECTRUM, the Tobacco Control Capacity Programme (TCCP), Addressing Smokeless Tobacco and building Research Capacity in South Asia (ASTRA) and Stopping Tobacco Organisations and Products (STOP).

Speaker Affiliation Title 
Lion Shahab University College London (SPECTRUM Member) The association between Covid-19 and smoking
Kamran Siddiqi University of York Cessation and Covid-19
Monika Arora Public Health Foundation of India Need to strengthen tobacco control policies in the time of Covid-19 and LMIC perspective
 Tom Hird University of Bath

Tobacco industry influence extending via Covid19

May 21 2020 -

COVID-19 and Tobacco: Integrating communicable and non-communicable disease responses

Join us to discuss the various aspects of COVID-19's impact on tobacco use, policy and the influence of the tobacco industry.