This web-based resource provides a description of select country-level laws that regulate the sale, use, advertising, promotion, taxation and/or classification of e-cigarettes. Find full text policies, sort by policy domain or product classification, compare countries and more. As of November 2015, 71 countries included in the report have national/federal laws that regulate e-cigarettes. Visit the page
Researchers in Indonesia found that pictorial warnings on cigarettes packs were more effective than text for all people surveyed. However, the effect of testimonial stories versus description-only (didactic) warning labels depended on the age of the respondent. This research will help advise new health warning labels in Indonesia, and can help support warning label research globally. Read the fact sheet
In Brazil, cigarettes are often displayed in the same location as candy, chocolate, gum and other products that children buy. This research sought to assess the association between noticing cigarette packages displayed at the point of sale (POS) and smoking susceptibility in Brazilian adolescents. Read in English or Português.
This research shows that 63 percent of retail outlets near Mexican secondary schools sell tobacco, which could attract children to smoking. The fact sheet includes data on promotions and advertising in stores, sales of loose cigarettes, warning labels and more from Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. Read in English and Español.
This fact sheet reports the opinions and perception of smoke-free laws and compliance in Turkey. Researchers surveyed school principals and hospitality owners and employees in seven cities, identifying opportunities for improving implementation. Read the fact sheet.
The first round smoke-free compliance work can be found in these fact sheets.
The tobacco industry and criminal groups profit from the illegal tobacco trade, leaving the public to pay the health and security costs.
Every May 31, the World Health Organization promotes an important tobacco control measure to save lives. Find out more about this year’s theme, illicit trade, through this multi-part series. WHO also offers World No Tobacco Day information and graphics. #NoTobacco
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Gutka is a type of chewing tobacco (made with betel leaf, areca nut, and slaked lime) that is common in India. Surveys were conducted in seven states (Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya, Maharashtra, Orissa and Pradesh) and the National Capital Territory to understand the impacts of Indian state laws that ban the sale and distribution of gutka.
"The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in Brazil: Protecting Public Health in a Complex Policy Environment" evaluates the intersection of public health and economic policymaking in tobacco control, focusing on policy in Brazil. The research was led by Dr. Jeffrey Drope at the American Cancer Society, supported by an award from IGTC with funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.