Research Projects

The Global Tobacco Control Research Programme at Simon Fraser University is the latest stage of research into the global tobacco industry and tobacco control led by Professor Kelley Lee. Since 2002, researchers working with Professor Lee on previous projects have published more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, commentaries, books and chapters on tobacco industry globalisation and related challenges to global tobacco control. They have also presented research findings at numerous conferences and workshops, written media articles, and contributed to print and broadcast media discussions on a range of topics.

Commercial Determinants of Health and Non-communicable Diseases (January 2020 - continuing)
A one year grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to develop a clear definition of commercial determinants of health (CDH) and identify potential indicators to measure CDH as risk factors.

DF CNTC brands, Addis Ababa airport, 2018.

The political economy of Chinese engagement in Eastern African tobacco industries, 2018 - 2019
A one year grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada is supporting research into Chinese involvment in Eastern African tobacco industries.

Promoting Indigenous Led Action on Respecting Tobacco Project (PILAR), 2017 - 2020
The Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University and the First Nations Health Authority are working in partnership to conduct
a 3-year project (2017-2020) aimed at strengthening commercial tobacco control in Aboriginal communities.  This will be achieved by
carrying out a consultation intervention in BC First Nations communities.  Unlike conventional approaches, which introduce pre-selected
interventions into target populations, a consultation intervention seeks information and generates optimal solutions to perceived problems
or issues through interactive problem solving with the community.  The project will test the approach of community-led consultation and
produce a comprehensive Menu of Tobacco Control Measures Available to Aboriginal Communities.

Tobacco Free SFU (since 2013)
Building on several student-led cigarette butt cleanup campaigns since 2013, Tobacco Free SFU focuses 
on research aimed at progressing SFU's Smoking Policy and other measures towards a tobacco free campus.

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