Nicotine & Tobacco: Current issues, Policy and Practice / 21st – 24th May 2018 / University of Stirling

Building on our previous CPD courses on tobacco control and alcohol policy, the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies is delighted to be offering our Nicotine & Tobacco CPD course at the University of Stirling in 2018!

Please note: If you book on/before 28th February 2018, the cost is: £499, or £649 for students seeking accreditation. 

The course, successfully introduced in 2015, is aimed at professionals working in a range of organisations who are interested in public health and policy in the UK or internationally. In addition to the topics covered at previous tobacco CPDs, this year we will be examining the current, up to date evidence on tobacco harm reduction, electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-containing devices.

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:

• Describe and discuss patterns of tobacco consumption, prevalence and addiction 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.
• Assess 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.


*NEW FOR 2018*

ADDITIONAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS RELEVANT TO INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO CONTROL!

TAXATION & ILLICIT TOBACCO
Deborah Arnott, Action on Smoking & Health (ASH)
SMOKELESS TOBACCO
Prof. Kamran Siddiqi, University of York
TOBACCO MARKETING
Crawford Moodie, University of Stirling
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Upcoming Tobacco & Alcohol courses now taking applications: limited places available!

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“Tobacco Control Interventions”
29th Jan – 2nd Feb 2018
University of Nottingham

Closing date for applications: 16th January 2018

This year we will be discussing important factors in tobacco control including; youth smoking, the role of the tobacco industry, use of mass media for smoking prevention and cessation, smokefree legislation, harm reduction and the neurobiology of nicotine addiction.


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“Alcohol, Problems, Policy & Practice” 
5th – 9th February 2018
Kings College London

Early bird deadline: 21st December 2017

The course is a mixture of blended learning, with face-to-face lectures being held in February 2018. It is open to all UKCTAS researchers as well as students of the MSc in Addiction Studies.


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“Nicotine and Tobacco CPD”
21st – 24th May 2018
University of Stirling

Early bird deadline: 28th February 2018

In addition to the topics covered on our previous tobacco control CPD, we will also be examining in detail the current evidence on tobacco harm reduction, electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-containing devices.


More information about these courses can be found on our website @ UKCTAS.net

Alcohol Policy in Practice / 5th – 8th September 2016

Following on from the successful Alcohol CPD course’s which were held at the University of Stirling in 2014 and the University of Sheffield in 2015. This module is aimed at professionals working in a range of organisations who are interested in alcohol policy and practice.

This years course is being held at the University of Stirling and is taught by several leading academics and practitioners from various UKCTAS institutions and includes a balance of lectures, discussion groups and debates.

Featuring lectures from leading professors including; Professor Gerard Hastings, Prof Petra Meier, Prof Jeff Collin and Dr John Holmes to name a few.

To register please visit our website or click here for an application form.
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Nicotine and Tobacco: Current Issues Policy and Practice

The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies is delighted to be offering a CPD course on nicotine and tobacco for a second time.

Successfully delivered for the first time in 2015, stirling-pic1the course is aimed at professionals working in a range of organisations who are interested in public health and policy. The module is taught by leading academics and practitioners.

In addition to the topics covered on our previous tobacco control CPD, we will also be examining in detail the current evidence on tobacco harm reduction, electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-containing devices.

 

SESSIONS INCLUDE:

Prof Robert West –    Latest trends in cigarette smoking and electronic cigarette use – University College London
Prof Linda Bauld – Policies on nicotine and tobacco: an overview – University of Stirling
Prof John Britton – Health effects of tobacco and nicotine – University of Nottingham
Prof Marcus Munafo – Nicotine dependence – University of Bristol
Martin Dockrell – Implementing tobacco control & tobacco harm reduction – Public Health England
Prof Jeff Collin – The tobacco industry – University of Edinburgh
Prof Amanda Amos – Young people, smoking and e-cigarette use – University of Edinburgh
Martine Stead – Social marketing – University of Stirling, Open University
Prof Ann McNeill -Smoking and Mental Health – Kings College London
Paul Thorne & Henry Scowcroft Working with the media and public health – Press Office CancerResearchUK

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University of Stirling, Scotland UK

KEY POINTS

Open to all professionals with an interest in public health, health promotion and policy.

• This module is available to take with credits(on successful completion of a post course assignment) or as a stand-alone course for professional development

• Limited to thirty five places.

• Available on both a residential and non-residential basis.

• Module costs: £550 unaccredited or £699 with accreditation.

+ If you book before 29th February 2016, the early-bird cost is: £450 or £599 with accreditation.

For more information and to apply click here!