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Nicotine Research Group

The Nicotine Research Group (NRG) leads and collaborates on various projects ranging from harm reduction associated with tobacco use to conducting longitudinal studies that provide an evidence-base to inform the development and implementation of tobacco control policies. 

Our research is translational, collaborative, impactful and truly international, and you can find out more about the various areas of our work via the project links below. 

Education and training 

Dr Debbie Robson has developed a bespoke E-learning course on tobacco dependence treatment in mental health settings, in collaboration with South London and Maudsley (SLaM). The course has been completed by over 1000 staff and is currently being redesigned and updated in line with the current evidence base. 

Dr Debbie Robson has also developed a face-to-face advanced skills tobacco-dependence treatment training: we are evaluating its effect on knowledge, attitudes and implementation of training in in-patient staff, and community staff. 

Professor Ann McNeill co-leads the UKCTAS education and training theme. This includes a number of courses including an MSc Alcohol Module at KCL and an MPH tobacco module run from the University of Nottingham. 

Data requests 

Longitudinal Online Survey of Smokers and Vapers 

We currently have five waves (collected between 2012 and 2017) of data from a longitudinal online survey of smokers and vapers. 

Please contact Dr Leonie Brose if you wish to access this data. 

Contact us

The Nicotine Research Group (NRG) 
Addiction Sciences Building (ASB) 
4 Windsor Walk 
King's College London 
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)