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The future of tobacco control in Australia- high tech, low tech, or no tech

In this LSHTM recording, Professor Wayne Hall discusses his work with Coral Gartner on assessing three types of strategies (hi, low and no tech) for reducing smoking prevalence under 10% by 2020 (a target recently set by the Australian government) and the likely health impacts of these strategies and their ethical and public policy implications.
Approach: 
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Disorder: 
Alcohol/drug use disorders
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Changing attitudes to drugs, alcohol and tobacco

In this interview with LSHTM, researcher Virginia Berridge talks about the very different attitudes that existed towards alcohol, tobacco and drugs during the last two hundred years.
Approach: 
Prevention and promotion
Disorder: 
Alcohol/drug use disorders
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Do small amounts of alcohol damage health?

In this LSHTM recording, researcher Caroline Dale discusses the results of a study looking at alcohol consumption differences between those with different gene types, which found conflicting results to previous observational studies of how damaging small amounts of alcohol can be to health.
Approach: 
Prevention and promotion
Disorder: 
Alcohol/drug use disorders
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Global Mental Health

In this LSHTM recording from World Mental Health Day 2013, Vikram Patel, joint leader of MHIN, gives an overview of the challenges facing global mental health, including a lack of resources and stigma, and draws on his insights from his time spent working in India.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Task sharing
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Health policy research in conflict-affected areas

In this podcast recording by LSHTM, Dr. Bayard Roberts, Director of the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST) and Senior Lecturer in Health Systems and Policy at LSHTM, discusses his work, which focuses on the health determinants, policies and systems of countries in transition such as conflict-affected and fragile states, with particular focus on mental health, other non-communicable diseases and harmful health behaviours.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Prevention and promotion
Disorder: 
Alcohol/drug use disorders
All disorders