Resources

IGTC Comments on the Role of Flavors in Tobacco in Response to FDA Docket

06/2018

IGTC had the opportunity to formally submit feedback to the United States federal goverment on one of their drug agency's most pressing current issues. Our extensive involvement in the monitoring and evaluation of flavored tobacco products provided us with a unique vantage point to weigh in on the debate as the FDA considers evidence and arguments related to the safety of flavored tobacco products on the US market.

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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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Technical Report on Flavored Cigarettes at the Point-of-Sale in Latin America

06/2017

Global cigarette volume sales are declining, but the sales of flavored cigarettes in Latin America are climbing.  Flavored cigarettes appeal directly to youth and non-smokers because they mask the harsh taste of tobacco smoke and ease initiation into smoking. This report describes a study that examined cigarette retailers within a radius of 100 -250 meters around schools in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru, and their sale and promotion of flavored cigarettes.

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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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Observing Menthol Bans in Canada

07/2016

After a recent menthol ban in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Nova Scotia, researchers from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that many menthol “replacement” packs (packs with similar coloring or flavor without menthol) are on sale. Almost 90 percent of the redesigned packs are marketed as a different, smooth alternative to menthol or regular cigarettes. Read the study here.

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World No Tobacco Day 2016: Plain Packaging

05/2016

With advertising restrictions changing in countries all around the world, tobacco companies haven taken to cigarette packs and even cigarettes themselves to entice users and sell their brand.

Find out more about this year’s World No Tobacco Day (May 31) theme, plain packaging, through this multi-part series. WHO also offers World No Tobacco Day information and graphics.

 

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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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