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Institute for Global Tobacco Control

Online Resources

IGTC has developed a number of online resources dedicated to enhancing knowledge and capacity for tobacco control.

Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts

This free online training for tobacco control is designed for public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, healthcare professionals, educators and others interested in learning more about tobacco control. The training materials provide a comprehensive overview of a range of topics in tobacco control and are presented in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. A certificate of completion is awarded for completing training modules.

Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals

This free online training for tobacco control is designed specifically for healthcare professionals. Those who are eligible may apply to receive a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits. The course is presented in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. A certificate of completion is awarded for completing training modules.

Secondhand Smoke Monitoring

This online resource provides web-based trainings and protocols for secondhand smoke monitoring. It was developed by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control in partnership with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Southern California, Institute for Global Health. A certificate of completion is awarded for completing training modules.

Tobacco Pack Surveillance System

As traditional forms of tobacco advertising become restricted or banned in many countries, the tobacco industry uses the cigarette pack itself as a key marketing method to attract new smokers and retain current ones. The Institute for Global Tobacco Control developed the Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) project to systematically document the variety of cigarette packages available in the 14 low- and middle-income countries with the greatest number of smokers.

TPackSS’ objective is to monitor whether required health warnings on tobacco packages are being implemented as intended, and to identify pack design features and appeals that might violate or detract from tobacco packaging laws in these countries.