Tobacco Advisory Group
The Cancer Research UK Tobacco Advisory Group (TAG) is a funding and policy-setting committee focussing on several key priority tobacco policy areas. Through the TAG, Cancer Research UK aims to complement its policy and campaigning work by funding related projects and research, as well as other work of national and international significance.
TAG supports research, organisations and partnerships. The committee currently funds two main areas of national tobacco work — policy research and policy campaigning/advocacy activities.
A small amount of support is given to health promotion research and interventions.
In early 2015 we consulted on important topics and gaps in e-cigarette research. Read about the outcomes and next steps in the summary report (PDF; 654 KB).
How proposals are judged
The Committee meets twice a year and assesses applications on the basis of scientific excellence and potential impact on policy and practice.
Chair of the Tobacco Advisory Group
Professor Paul Aveyard
Department for Primary Health Care Services, University of Oxford
Vice-chair of Tobacco Advisory Group
Professor Jeff Collin - School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
Mr Ian Gray - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health
Ms Fleur van Bladeren - Dutch Cancer Society
Professor Michael Ussher - St George's London
Mr Martin Dockrell - Public Health England
Professor Sarah Lewis - University of Nottingham
Professor Linda Bauld - CRUK Cancer Prevention Champion