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
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.
The Institute for Global Tobacco Control produces more than 20 academic journal articles annually. The full list of journal articles can be found on our Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health website, dating back to 1998. See all our academic journal articles.
IGTC recently completed two sets of fact sheets on compliance with India’s Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA).
This fact sheet identifies specific parts of United Nations human rights treaties that can be used to promote tobacco control goals in alliance with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and makes a case for use of non-tobacco treaties as a tool. See the fact sheet.