Horizon 2020 grant for researchers from the Department of Health Promotion

Prof. Marc Willemsen, Dr Gera Nagelhout, Prof. Hein de Vries and Drs. Karin Hummel from the Department of Health Promotion together with a group of international researchers have received a grant of 80.478 euro from the European Commission in order to participate in the EUREST-PLUS project.

Researchers from 9 European countries will collaborate in this project: the Netherlands, the UK, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Spain.

EUREST-PLUS is aimed at the evaluation of the new Tobacco Products Directive that has come into force on 20 May 2016 in Europe. The main research objectives are to investigate the impact of changes in the legislation of electronic cigarettes and the introduction of pictorial health warning labels on cigarette packs. Differences in the impact on tobacco use among vulnerable groups will receive special attention.

The kick-off meeting of the project took place in April 2016.

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