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Institute for Global Tobacco Control

Institute for Global Tobacco Control

IGTC Student Welcome
On September 6 we met with students for lunch, games and a chance to learn about student research and work opportunities. Thank you for joining us! Find out more about opportunities by emailing
Menthol ban in Canada
IGTC research found that marketing of new cigarettes that look like menthol violates the spirit of new laws in Alberta and Nova Scotia. Listen to the podcast
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
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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 initiatives 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

The "Be Marlboro" campaign is running globally. Teens tell us whether they think it's youth-focused.

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Smoke-free violations in Turkey

Global Research

Despite smoking bans, more than half of Turkish nightclub owners report that patrons smoke.

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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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Understanding Plain Packaging

Dr. Cohen kicks of World No Tobacco Month 2016 by explaining the intricacies of plain packaging and standardized packaging laws. See all of our World No Tobacco Day Resources.