UQ receives $5 million boost to cut tobacco use

A University of Queensland research team has been awarded $5 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to help reduce smoking in Australia.

The Interdisciplinary Tobacco Endgame Research Network (INTER-Net) is among 10 projects to be awarded funding under the Synergy Grant scheme.

Led by Associate Professor Coral Gartner, the team will examine promising new approaches to reduce smoking in Australia using methods from epidemiology and applied statistics, health policy, law, the social sciences and economics.

Synergy Grants are designed to support highly collaborative teams of diverse researchers to solve problems in any area of human health, from discovery through to translation.

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco smoking remains the single most preventable cause of illness and death globally.

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