Monitoring nicotine: Triangulating social media, global survey and wastewater data to inform future vaping and smoking policies

March 2024

Dr Daniel Stjepanovic, Ms Tianze Sun, Associate Professor Phong Thai, Professor David Hammond, Dr Quida Zheng, Professor Emmanuel Kauntsche; Associate Investigators: Associate Professor Gary Chan, Associate Professor Janni Leung, Professor Coral Gartner

Project description: 

In Australia, nicotine addiction continues to be the main cause of preventable death through tobacco smoking. With the emergence of nicotine vaping products, we now face new challenges. This project will establish a surveillance system for smoking and vaping using cutting edge technologies and global partnerships. The development of this enhanced monitoring will provide health experts and government with the tools necessary to respond to the rapidly changing vaping and tobacco smoking landscape.

To find out more about Daniel and Tianze’s research, click here and there.