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Institute for Global Tobacco Control

Institute for Global Tobacco Control

E-cigarette policies around the world
The May 2015 "Country Laws Regulating E-cigarettes" global scan provides descriptions of 71 country-level laws that regulate the sale, use, advertising and more of e-cigarettes. Read the report
Our two free online courses, available in eight languages, will prepare public health and healthcare professionals to promote tobacco control efforts within their communities and beyond. Learn More
Fact sheets on tobacco sales near Mexican schools
Researchers found that 63 percent of retail outlets near Mexican secondary schools sell tobacco, which could attract more children to smoking. Read the fact sheet
News & Events

The Institute for Global Tobacco Control's (IGTC) 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 (1) knowledge generation, synthesis and translation, (2) evaluation and surveillance, and (3) capacity building, IGTC's goal is to reduce tobacco use globally.

IGTC's work supports tobacco control action in countries around the world, and the institute has received recognition for its work and achievements by being designated as a partner in many public health initatives since its inception in 1998. As a key player in the tobacco control arena, IGTC has trained hundreds of professionals through capacity building programs and produced more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.

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Epidemic Analysis

Percent Google searches for “quit smoking” jump on Mondays compared to the mean for all other days.

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Tobacco Impact

Global Research

Two-thirds of children in select low- and middle-income countries can identify tobacco logos.

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Published Research

Use our tobacco control compliance guides, state of evidence reviews, journal publications and fact sheets.

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Intro to Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) Website

Dr. Katherine Clegg Smith introduces a new IGTC resource, the Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) website.