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Institute for Global Tobacco Control

Reports and Guides

The following documents are outputs of IGTC projects. To find fact sheets and infographics, visit our resources page at globaltobaccocontrol.org.

Country Laws Regulating E-cigarettes: A Policy Scan

November 2016

This site provides a description of select country-level laws that regulate the sale, use, advertising, promotion, taxation and/or classification of e-cigarettes. Researchers reviewed 123 countries for regulations on e-cigarettes. Ninety countries came from a World Health Organization (WHO) report on e-cigarette policies, then twelve more high-income (OECD) countries and 21 additional countries not in the original WHO report were chosen.

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Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship Bans: A "How-to" Guide for Observing the Internet, Sponsored Events, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

June 2014

IGTC, in collaboration with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union), published this how-to guide on assessing compliance with tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) bans. The guide also includes easy-to-use observation forms.

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Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship Bans: A "How-to" Guide for Conducting Compliance Studies of Point of Sale Advertising & Product Display, Outdoor Advertising, and Product Packaging

June 2013

IGTC, in collaboration with CTFK and the Union, published this how-to guide on assessing compliance with TAPS bans, focusing on marketing where cigarettes are sold, outdoor advertising and advertising on tobacco packaging. The guide also includes easy-to-use observation forms.

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State of Evidence Review: Health Warning Labels on Tobacco Products

October 2013

This report presents the current science about health warning labels on tobacco products, including evidence to inform physical design elements, message content and implementation strategies.

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State of Evidence Review: Point of Sale Promotion of Tobacco Products

January 2013

This report summarizes research on point of sale (POS) tobacco promotion, its effects and efforts to regulate the POS environment.

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Assessing Compliance with Smoke-free Laws: A “How-to” Guide for Conducting Compliance Studies (Second Edition)

May 2014

This guide can help tobacco control organizations and others working to promote smoke-free environments assess compliance with smoke-free laws. This report was developed by CTFK, the Union, and IGTC.

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The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in Brazil

October 2014

This report evaluates the intersection of public health and economic policymaking in tobacco control, focusing on policy in Brazil. The research was led by Dr. Jeffrey Drope at the American Cancer Society and supported by an award from IGTC with funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. Content includes both the full publication and an executive summary, each in English and Portuguese. 

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The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in the Philippines: Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Taxation

May 2014

This report evaluates the intersection of public health and economic policymaking in tobacco control, focusing on policy in the Philippines. The research was supported by an award from IGTC with funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.

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Key Indicators of Success -- Smoke-free: What does success look like?

January 2013

This report focuses on indicators of a smoke-free jurisdiction and proposes an approach that can be utilized by tobacco control stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries to help determine smoke-free status.

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Women and the Tobacco Epidemic: Challenges for the 21st Century

2001

The topics in this book range from the prevalence of tobacco use among women and girls to addiction and treatment. The papers also deal with the critical issues of national economic policy, international treaties and strategies for mobilization at regional and international levels. The concerns of tobacco control policymakers, public health advocates, economic planners and women leaders are also addressed.

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