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University of Waterloo receives grant for tobacco policy research

A big boost for researchers at the University of Waterloo.

The U.S National Cancer Institute has given the University $8.8 million to evaluate the public-health impact of government policies that aim to regulate tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

The grant is for the University’s International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project– which has evaluated the impact of national-level tobacco control policies in 28 countries.

Waterloo and the Medical University of South Carolina are the two lead institutions in the larger research grant involving 11 institutions and totalling $20 million.

In a release, The University says “they are pleased to be one of two lead institutions involved in this large-scale international project that will further the strides already made in public health related to tobacco products, as well as evaluate the impact of government policies on public health.”

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