On Thursday the 3rd of June, 2021, C3’s CEO, Christine Hancock joined the George Institute for Global Health to give a talk on: ‘Smoking in the time of COVID: Challenges and opportunities in Australia and the United Kingdom’ to mark World No Tobacco Day 2021. Speaking alongside others including Prof. Martin McKee of LSHTM and Dr. Sarah White at the Cancer Council Victoria, she touched on a number of issues including the effects of tobacco addiction pushing economically vulnerable people into poverty, and the still-high profile of smoking as an associated risk factor in premature deaths in the UK.
She also outlined how C3’s work within the Interreg ASPIRE Project, collaborating with local communities in under-served areas across Northern France and Southern England to identify factors in their environments which pose a challenge to living a healthier life. Smoking, the availability of cigarettes, and their price, are oft-mentioned issues in this work.
A recording of the event can be accessed here!