Cancer Research UK Centre for Tobacco Control Research (CTCR)
(Funded by Cancer Research UK)
Tobacco control addresses smoking at three levels: it addresses individual smoking behaviour, encouraging young people not to start smoking and smokers to quit; it investigates and challenges the harmful effects of tobacco marketing; and it guides appropriate public health policy. The Centre for Tobacco Control Research (CTCR) at the Institute for Social Marketing conducts applied research in all three areas. As the first research centre dedicated to tobacco control in the UK, it provides the research needed by policy makers and public health to respond quickly and flexibly to developments in the dynamic field of tobacco control.
The CTCR's aims are to:
• Develop and evaluate interventions designed to prevent smoking uptake and encourage cessation.
• Investigate the processes and effects of the tobacco industry's marketing activities, and on the basis of this undertaking, determine the most effective ways to counter them.
• Evaluate specific tobacco control policies and identify those that successfully change smoking behaviour.
Moodie C, MacKintosh AM, Thrasher JF, McNeill A & Hitchman S (2019) Use of cigarettes with flavor-changing capsules among smokers in the United Kingdom: An online survey. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 21 (11), pp. 1547-1555. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/nty173
Moodie C, Hoek J, Scheffels J, Gallopel-Morvan K & Lindorff K (2019) Plain packaging: Legislative differences in Australia, France, the UK, New Zealand and Norway, and options for strengthening regulations. Tobacco Control, 28 (5), pp. 485-492. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054483
Moodie C, MacKintosh AM, Gallopel-Morvan K, Hastings G & Ford A (2017) Adolescents' Perceptions of an On-cigarette Health Warning. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 19 (10), pp. 1232-1237. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntw165
Jones LL, Moodie C, MacKintosh AM & Bauld L (2014) Young people’s exposure to and perceptions of smoking in cars and associated harms in the United Kingdom. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 21 (3), pp. 225-233. https://doi.org/10.3109/09687637.2013.875517
Moodie C, Angus K & Ford A (2014) The importance of cigarette packaging in a 'dark' market: the 'Silk Cut' experience. Tobacco Control, 23 (3), pp. 274-278. https://doi.org/10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050681