About us

Function of the Network

The principal functions of the Network are to:

  • Identify strategic partners for tobacco control-related research;
  • Organize and host tobacco control research conferences, scientific seminars and meetings;
  • Assist members in documenting their research findings, lessons learned and best practices, and publishing them in international journals;
  • Establish a virtual and printed library as a Tobacco Control Resource Center;
  • Publish newsletters;
  • Organize research capacity building workshops/trainings;
  • Promote collaboration, coordination and networking among relevant national and international stakeholders including development partners and government;
  • Identify and explore sources of financial and technical assistance potentially available to Network members; and
  • Offer competitive grants for tobacco control research.