The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) is the leading international centre of tobacco and alcohol research and policy excellence with an extensive research programme. It is a network of thirteen universities (twelve in the UK and one in New Zealand) funded by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, which builds upon the work of its predecessor, the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS).
The UKCTAS aims to deliver an international research and policy development portfolio, and build capacity in tobacco and alcohol research. Their work includes developing strategies for behaviour change in tobacco and alcohol use, assessing risks, identifying measures to reduce harm, monitoring the tobacco and alcohol industries, and developing effective public policies to improve public health and wellbeing.
The UKCTAS seeks to facilitate policy development by informing policy makers of the latest scientific research on tobacco and alcohol use, and thus contributing to the nation's public health.
The UKCTAS does not accept any funding, hospitality or gifts from the tobacco or alcohol industry or associated entities.
For a number of years DWG has worked with the UKCTAS (and its predecessor), sitting on both smoking and alcohol study consumer panels, attending the UK National Smoking Cessation Conference (UKNSCC) in 2013 & 2014, representing the organisation at the 2013 NICE Press Conference for the release of landmark harm-reduction guidelines, and at the the World's first E-Cigarette Summit at The Royal Society in 2013. In 2014 DWG Pictures was principal photographer for the 5th annual Public Health Research Centres of Excellence conference 2014.
Please note: DWG is not affiliated to any tobacco, e-cigarette, pharmaceutical or public health body or organisation.