Resources

The Consumption of Illicit Cigarettes in Mexico

06/2019

IGTC worked in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the Pan-American Health Organization, and CONADIC (Comisión Nacional Contra Las Addiciones) to support the research of  Belén Sáenz de Miera Juárez (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur) and Luz Myriam Reynales Shigematsu (Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública).  This comprehensive, independent study found that the consumption of illicit cigarettes in Mexico is much lower than what the tobacco industry claims (8.8% vs 17%).

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Cigarette Gift Giving Practices in China: A Descriptive Analysis

08/2018

The practice of gifting cigarettes is deeply rooted in Chinese culture and found throughout China regardless of economic or smoking status.1 The gifting of cigarettes, particularly premium brands, is considered both a sign of respect and a status symbol and is particularly common during holidays and other special occasions. The tobacco industry exploits these gift giving holidays, e.g., Spring and Fall Festival, by promoting their brands using festival values, such as, warmth, friendship, and celebration.2 These practices have contributed to the normalization of smoking in China and have be

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Assessing Compliance with Turkey's Smoke-free Legislation

12/2017

In February 2015, the Turkish Ministry of Health released a circular, proposing a ban on the use of tobacco and tobacco products within at least five meters of the entrance to public buildings. We, therefore, assessed the compliance level of outdoor areas of venues in this study. The study was conducted between December 2016 and January 2017 in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Researchers observed 44 hospitals and 75 narghile venues for a total of 543 indoor locations and 6673 people observed.

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Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco Products At the Point of Sale in Two Russian Cities Fact Sheet

05/2017

In 2014, the Russian Federation (Russia) implemented comprehensive tobacco control legislation which includes bans on advertising, promotion and retail display of tobacco products. E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Russia, leaving the country potentially vulnerable to the unregulated availability and marketing of these products.

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TPackSS: Compliance with Health Warning Label Laws: 2015-2017 Collection

03/2017

The tobacco industry increasingly uses the cigarette pack as a key marketing method. The Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) project collected packs from 14 low- and middle-income countries to study compliance with health warning label (HWL) laws and the marketing appeals used in pack designs. These fact sheets show HWL compliance.

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TPackSS: Compliance with Health Warning Label Laws: 2013 Collection

07/2016

The tobacco industry increasingly uses the cigarette pack as a key marketing method. The Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) project collected packs from 14 low- and middle-income countries to study compliance with health warning label (HWL) laws and the marketing appeals used in pack designs. These fact sheets show HWL compliance.

 

 

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Guidance for Indonesian Cigarette Package Pictorial Warnings

10/2015

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

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Tobacco Displays and Smoking Susceptibility of Brazilian Youth

07/2015

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.

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