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Tobacco Watcher

Our AI-driven news aggregator Tobacco Watcher finds, analyzes, and delivers the world’s tobacco-related news to help tobacco control advocates, investigators, and students find tobacco-related content they care about faster and more efficiently. Visit now to search, create alerts and more.

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Free Course for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Professionals Online Course

Our online course Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals has been updated. This free resource 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.

Healthcare Professionals Online Course

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Visit our YouTube channel to see updates from our faculty and staff as well as lectures from tobacco control experts across the globe as part of our Innovations in Tobacco Control series. Subscribe to be notified when we add a new video.

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World No Tobacco Day

Infraction Distractions

IGTC is a proud partner of World No Tobacco Day 2022. See our new fact sheet and check out our photo contest winners.


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Featured Research

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Is 'Velo' prevalent in Pakistan?

Oral nicotine pouches that include brands like ‘Velo’ are increasingly available for sale globally. These products have the potential to appeal to youth and young adults due to their wide array of flavors and their ability to be used discreetly. We assessed the prevalence of 'Velo' product and advertisement display at tobacco vendors across 8 cities in Pakistan.

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Straw Cigarette Branding

Straw cigarettes are a common tobacco product from Brazil that features tobacco hand-rolled in a corn husk that resembles straw. The use of natural materials and the fact that they are rolled by hand have led some people to believe they are less harmful than cigarettes. Studies, however, have found that straw cigarette smoke causes damage similar to cigarettes.

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Bangladeshi’s Perceptions of a Standardized Shape & Size for Smokeless Tobacco

A new study in Bangladesh uncovered important issues for standardizing the size, shape, and material used in smokeless tobacco packages.

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Tobacco Points-of-Sale around Schools in Ten Cities in China

This study explored the nature and extent of tobacco advertising and promotions at POS near 904 junior, senior and vocational high schools in rural and urban areas of 10 cities across China.

Tobacco Watcher

Tobacco Watcher is an automated media monitoring and intelligence site that scans the news and provides you with current articles pertaining to your interests.


Perform an Analysis. Graph and identify peaks and falls in topic coverage online in a chosen timeframe.


Set Custom Alerts. Instantly receive any articles on a product or keyword or any topic of interest regularly.


Search Articles. Filter content based on theme: bans, industry, prevalence, quitting, and more.

Online Courses

Changing the Game with Open Access to Expert Content

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.

Global Tobacco Control: Learning From the Experts

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
Tobacco Control Interventions: Part I
Tobacco Control Interventions: Part II
Surveillance and Evaluation
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A Course for Healthcare Professionals

With three themed modules, this course teaches healthcare providers how to prevent harm as tobacco products change and evolve.

How Can You Be Involved in Tobacco Control
Best Practices in International Tobacco Control
Helping People Quit Tobacco
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Tobacco and COVID-19

This online course provides current evidence on tobacco use and COVID-19, and it covers topics such as the impact of smoking on COVID-19, the effects of nicotine at a molecular level and more.

Covid-19 and Tobacco Use
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Policy Scan

We keep up with rapid changes in laws regarding e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products around the world. The policy bank has been verified by public health professionals in their respective countries.

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The Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS)

TPackSS, developed with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies through the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, contains a visual database of cigarette packs from 14 low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) to monitor how tobacco companies are marketing their products and track their compliance with tobacco pack requirements including health warning labels.

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Where we work

As a collaborating centre of the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2004, our work takes place around the globe. We concentrate primarily on the 10 priority countries of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use - Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam. 

Through our work together and with other organizations, we have produced reports to support tobacco control action in low- and middle-income countries. Learn more about our projects by choosing a region to explore.