Nicotine and Tobacco: Current issues, Policy and Practice /

9th-12th May 2016

Building on our previous Continuing Professional Development courses on tobacco control and alcohol policy, 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, the 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.

University of Stirling

9th-12th May 2016

Stirling Court Hotel

New Updated Content


An updated programme is now available:

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.

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







More Information:

Please contact Carol Anne Greenan on:

Carol.Anne.Greenan@stir.ac.uk
01786 467347

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.


Please fill in an application form and send to Carol Anne Greenan