The University of Queensland (Australia) recently won a 5 million dollar grant. The grant, provided by the Australian government, is to establish a multidisciplinary project on the 'tobacco endgame'. The project has been named the Interdisciplinary Tobacco Endgame Research Network (INTER-Net). Prof. Brigit Toebes of our faculty is part of the project team.
According to the World Health Organization, tobacco smoking is the most preventable cause of illness and death worldwide. The Interdisciplinary Tobacco Endgame Research Network (INTER-Net) project, led by Prof. Coral Gartner, will explore opportunities to reduce smoking in Australia.
The role of Toebes and colleagues within this project is to establish a Global Scientific Network for Law and Tobacco. The goal is to bring together legal scholars and legal knowledge/research in this area worldwide over the next five years.
INTER-Net builds on previous extensive research from long-term collaborations, incorporates new team members who bring fresh perspectives, and leverages nine leading research networks to create an international consortium with a shared vision for ending the tobacco epidemic.
A diverse, multidisciplinary team of leading and emerging experts has been assembled to develop new knowledge through synergistic interdisciplinary research. The ultimate goal is to foster innovative solutions that address the behavioral, commercial, social, biological, environmental, economic, political and legal determinants of tobacco use.
The Australian government has invested a total of 50 million dollars this year through National Health and Medical Research Council Synergy Grants. Ten research projects, including INTER-Net, have been awarded 5 million dollars each. For each of those projects, researchers from different disciplines are working together to solve health problems.
This article was published by the Faculty of Law.
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