News and updates from the SPECTRUM consortium in 2024.

3 logos for the University of Stirling, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Nottingham.

A high street voucher scheme has been shown to be helpful in supporting new mothers, who stopped smoking during their pregnancy, to maintain abstinence from smoking in their first year postpartum.

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One in seven adults who smoke in Great Britain report using menthol-flavoured cigarettes despite UK legislation that aimed to curb their use, according to a new study by University College, London (UCL) and SPECTRUM researchers.

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SPECTRUM was delighted to host a Nicotine and Tobacco Current Issues Workshop in January, building on our previous knowledge exchange events.  This 3-day event brought together a range of stakeholders to discuss current and emerging issues in nicotine and tobacco.  

A woman standing in the pulpit of St Giles Church in Edinburgh, reading from her speech.

The 2024 Edinburgh Science Festival concluded with a service at St Giles Cathedral, an historic venue dating from 1124 and that prominently featured last year in the memorial services for Queen Elizabeth II.