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13:15 - 13:55 14 March 2013

Lunch Hour Lecture: Cigarettes: the most successful product ever


Darwin Lecture Theatre access via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Prof Allan Hackshaw, UCL Cancer Institute

Despite five decades of research into the harms of smoking and numerous successful public health campaigns, many people take up and continue with the habit. Cigarette sales remain high as tobacco companies excel at marketing. In the United States, more than $8 billion was spent by the tobacco companies on marketing and advertising in 2011-12, compared to $457 million spent by the government in preventing or reducing tobacco use. This lecture will explore what has been learnt from 50 years of research, including the benefits of quitting at any age, and plans for future policies.


Catherine Dean
020 3108 3839 | c.dean@ucl.ac.uk


Click here to watch this lecture live on the day at 1.15pm