Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT): Bringing Together Researchers from Over 40 Countries

SRNT has a relatively short but impressive history, having been established in 1994. Over the past two decades, it has grown into a prestigious organization with a membership base of over 1,000 researchers from more than 40 countries worldwide.

This global reach is a testament to SRNT’s commitment to advancing research on nicotine and tobacco, and its ability to bring together experts from diverse backgrounds and geographies to share knowledge and collaborate on innovative solutions to the challenges posed by nicotine addiction and tobacco use.

With its rich history and global reach, SRNT continues to be a leading voice in the field of nicotine and tobacco research, driving progress and innovation for the benefit of researchers, policymakers, and the public at large.

Sharing Knowledge, Connecting with Collaborators, and Advancing Tobacco Control Research

Our NARCC team from the University of Malaya recently attended the 2024 SRNT Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, from March 20 – 23. We had an incredible experience. Our team members who participated are Associate Professor Dr Amer Siddiq, Associate Professor Dr Amani Natasha, Associate Professor Dr Anne Yee, and Associate Professor Dr Farizah Hairi. During the conference, we also participated in workshops on topics such as ‘Tobacco Control Policy,’ ‘Smoking Cessation Interventions,’ and ‘Digital Media in Youth and Young Adult Tobacco Research’.

The Presidential Symposium, this year focused on ‘Smoking Cessation Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Challenges, Innovations and Opportunities’, where our team contributed to the discussion on Malaysia and Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Journey, alongside presenters from South America and Africa.

Our team left the conference feeling accomplished and delighted, having gained valuable new information and research updates. The event provided an excellent opportunity to meet with current collaborators and connect with new ones, making it an essential platform for researchers in the field.

This write-up was written by Associate Professor Dr Farizah Hairi, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.

SRNT 2023-2024 President: Professor Dr Chris Bullen, MBChB, MPH, PhD, FAFPHM, FNZCPHM, FSRNT. In 2023 Chris Bullen becomes SRNT’s first President from Oceania.

SRNT history can be found here
From left: Associate Professor Dr Farizah, Associate Professor Dr Amer Siddiq, Associate Professor Dr Anne Yee, and Associate Professor Dr Amani.
Associate Professor Dr Amer Siddiq, Professor Chris Bullen, Mrs Bullen, Associate Professor Dr Farizah, and Associate Professor Dr Anne Yee at the 30th-year celebration of SRNT & Opening Welcome Reception.

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