Resources

World No Tobacco Day 2015: Beware Illegal Tobacco

05/2015

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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Country Laws Regulating E-cigarettes: A Policy Scan

02/2015

This report provides a description of select country-level laws that regular the sale, use, advertising, promotion, taxation and/or classification of e-cigarettes. Researchers reviewed 123 countries for regulations on e-cigarettes. Ninety countries came from a World Health Organization (WHO) report on e-cigarette policies, then twelve more high-income (OECD) countries and 21 additional countries not in the original WHO report were chosen.

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Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Waterpipe Venues: Russia and Turkey

01/2015

Researchers evaluated exposure to secondhand smoke in waterpipe (or hookah) venues by measuring secondhand smoke constituents in air and exposure biomarkers in venue employees in both Russia and Turkey. These fact sheets highlight the importance of including waterpipes in smoke-free legislation. 

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Examining the Impacts of the Gutka Bans in Selected Indian States

12/2014

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. 

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The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in Brazil

10/2014

"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.

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Português
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Academic Journal Articles

10/2014

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.

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Innovations in Tobacco Control Lecture Series

09/2014

A lectures series hosted by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control that brings together key researchers and experts to share ideas and spark discussions.
See latest videos.

Latest video:
Implementation of Anti-tobacco Policies in India
Dr. Rajiv Rimal

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MPower Framework and UN Human Rights Treaties

08/2014

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.

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