About the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame was established in November 2020. The Centre is based at the School of Public Health at The University of Queensland, but the Centre's investigators are based at institutions in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. These include:

Our network of research affiliates includes additional institutions.

 

 

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Aims

The Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame aims to develop the evidence base for endgame strategies and will identify the most promising policies that could end the cigarette epidemic in Australia, and beyond.

The Centre brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts in health policy, behavioural science, epidemiology, biostatistics, law, health economics, Indigenous health, environmental health, psychology, and mental health and substance use disorders from institutions in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Goals

The Centre's s ambitious goal is to determine the optimal mix of strategies that will help Australia become a smokefree nation and produce a roadmap which outlines how to achieve a smokefree Australia.

The Centre of Research Excellence on Achieving the Tobacco Endgame will include consideration of how these policies could be implemented, while mitigating potential unintended impacts and increasing equity. The Centre also aims to inform strategies that could catalyse reductions in low and middle-income countries. Furthermore, the Centre will help equip the next wave of public health research leaders more broadly to address the commercial determinants of health, which are key drivers of the global burden of non-communicable diseases. Australia is already a world-leader in public health initiatives. Creating a strategy to realise the tobacco endgame would move that leadership to a new level and bring global health benefits.

The Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact

The Tobacco Endgame CRE is a member of the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI), which brings together The Australian Prevention Centre and related Centres of Research Excellence, representing a united voice for prevention of chronic disease in Australia.