A research team co-led by Ramzi Salloum, Ph.D., received a Best Poster award at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco – Europe Chapter conference for the team’s research evaluating waterpipe tobacco and cigarette consumption in three Eastern Mediterranean countries. The conference convened online this year in mid-September.
The research was funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Cancer Research UK, two organizations that have partnered to support research aimed at preventing tobacco-related diseases and promoting public health. The IDRC was established by the Canadian government in 1970 to support scientific research that advances the economic and social conditions of developing countries. Cancer Research UK is a leading independent cancer charity based in the United Kingdom that is dedicated to saving lives through research.
Salloum, a health economist who specializes in cancer prevention and tobacco control, also gave an oral presentation, “Primary care physician perspectives on recommending e-cigarettes to smokers: A best-worst discrete choice experiment,” as part of a symposium on e-cigarettes and clinical encounters.