Mirte A. G. Kuipers



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    I'm working as a tobacco control researcher at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the Amsterdam UMC. I currently lead the Tobacco out of Sight project on the impact of the tobacco display and advertising ban at the point of sale on adolescents' exposure to tobacco advertising and smoking behaviour and attitudes. This project is funded by five health foundations (Dutch Lung Foundation, Dutch Heart Foundation, Dutch Cancer Society, Dutch Thrombosis Foundation and Dutch Diabetes research Foundation). I also lead a project funded by the NWO Idea Generator on the complex non-linear mechanisms explaning smoking initiation and continuation among young people in the context of lower socioeconomic backgrounds using a system dynamics approach.

    I’ve been working in the field of tobacco control research since 2012. After completing a Masters in Health Sciences I started a PhD project on smoking inequalities and tobacco control policies in Europe. In June 2016 I defended my PhD thesis and I continued as a postdoc researcher to further study the effects of tobacco control policies. I mostly focus on their effectiveness in young people, and I am interested in how we can effectively prevent smoking in lower socioeconomic groups in particular. I am involved in research in the Netherlands, the UK, and in the wider European context. With my research, I aim to contribute to a strong evidence base that will help eradicate smoking.


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