TARG research presented at the Houses of Parliament
7 June 2013
Olivia Maynard and Marcus Munafo were invited to present TARG’s research on cigarette packaging and alcohol consumption at a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology exhibition at the Houses of Parliament this week The event was interactive and was run in collaboration with seven of the leading public sector bodies that fund research on health and wellbeing in the UK.
The Economic and Social Research Council asked members of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies, which TARG is a member of, to represent them at this event. Olivia and Marcus used an interactive display of cigarette packages, eye-tracking equipment, carbon monoxide monitors and an array of beer glasses to describe to the parliamentarians in attendance the current research being conducted by TARG. To find out more about this research, please go to our Research pages on this website. Also in attendance was Anna Gilmore from the University of Bath, who presented work from the Tobacco Tactics project, which encourages public involvement in research and aims to expose industry influences that often distort public health debates.