Global Tobacco Control Programme

Tobacco use and exposure causes six million deaths each year worldwide.   Our research focuses on understanding the role of the tobacco industry in creating and sustaining this leading cause of death, disability, impoverishment and environmental harm. We are particularly interested in studying the tobacco industry within the context of globalization - how it operates as a business, how it seeks to influence and undermine public policy, and how it continues to earn huge profits by supplying a product which kills half of its users.