Global Tobacco Control

ABOUT

globaltobaccocontrol.org provides online resources, including free online trainings, research-based reports and guides, and information on the capacity building programs of the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) within the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

IGTC’s mission is to prevent death and disease from tobacco products by generating evidence to support effective tobacco control interventions. Operating within the three-pillar framework of knowledge generation, synthesis and translation; evaluation and surveillance; and capacity building, IGTC’s seeks to reduce tobacco use globally.

globaltobaccocontrol.org is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as a part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.

ONLINE COURSES

Changing the Game with Open Access to Expert Content

Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts is a free online course breaking down the fundamentals of tobacco control, including its history, surveillance, and impacts. This course will help individuals build, monitor, and assess interventions on any scale using case studies and examples from around the world.

With six-themed modules, the course allows anyone from public health professionals to students to increase their understanding of tobacco control topics, including learning how to prevent harm as tobacco products change and evolve.

  • FUNDAMENTALS OF TOBACCO CONTROL
  • TOBACCO OR HEALTH
  • THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY
  • ECONOMICS
  • TOBACCO CONTROL INTERVENTIONS
  • SURVEILLANCE AND EVALUATIONS

Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals is a free online course that offers condensed information on tobacco control catered to healthcare professionals.

With five themed modules, the course can assist healthcare professionals with recognizing how tobacco products are used, identifying ways to treat nicotine addiction, and acting as advocates for tobacco control.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • TOBACCO CONSUMPTION
  • BEST PRACTICES IN INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO CONTROL
  • HELPING PEOPLE QUIT TOBACCO
  • INVOLVING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN TOBACCO CONTROL

Participants will receive a certificate upon course completion from the Bloomberg School of Public Health and can re-visit course content at any time.

TOBACCO WATCHER

Track Tobacco News in Real Time With the Aid of Artificial Intelligence

Containing a collection of articles from 23 languages, Tobacco Watcher is an automated media monitoring and intelligence site that scans news 24/7 for you and provides a tool to search current articles instantly pertaining to your interests. Analyze trends in stories about certain products or look for tobacco news in a specific location of the world as it happens.

Alerts Analysis
Filter content based on theme: bans, industry, prevalence, quitting, and more Instantly receive any articles on a product or keyword or any topic of interest regularly                Graph and identify peaks and falls in topic coverage online in a chosen timeframe

This site helps keep up with rapid changes in laws regarding e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products. Updated using Tobacco Watcher as policies are appealed or modified, this site has a collection of policies from across 98 countries.. This policy bank has been verified by public health professionals in the respective country and is separated into domains: minimum age, sale, marketing, packaging, product regulation, reporting, clean air, & tax so that users can compare various national policies.

TPACKSS

Tobacco Industry Tactics

Using the Pack

In order to encourage smoking, the tobacco industry has designed its packs with specific appeals, such as flavors and capsules to attract and maintain users.

TPackSS, developed with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies through the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, contains a visual database of cigarette packs from 14 LMIC to monitor how tobacco companies are marketing their products and to track their compliance with tobacco pack requirements including. Health warning labels. Packs can be searched based on features, brand, or year.

See the breadth and range of the work being done at IGTC.  View our fact sheets, infographics, compliance guides and reports.