The number of people who smoke in England has dropped by about two thirds since 1970. However it is still the leading cause of preventable death.
Dr Catherine El Zerbi is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Addictions Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London. Her research focuses on smoking, relapse prevention and health inequalities.
Sit down with Catherine in the HOOKED exhibition Reading Room, chat about her research and discover how far tobacco advertising reached into people’s everyday lives.
She’ll be sharing a timeline she developed with funding from Wellcome, which explores the the connections between tobacco industry advertising, prevalence of smoking in the general population and UK tobacco control laws over the last 100 years.
‘Ask me anything’ sessions are informal drop-in events that give you the chance to have thought-provoking conversations with artists, researchers and other experts who have unique takes on our exhibitions.