Institute for Global Tobacco Control
This report summarizes the latest evidence about the impact of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) in relation to tobacco disparities.
Cigarette packs in China have imagery and terminology specific to weddings, hijacking that country’s cigarette gifting and sharing culture . Deana Trimble served as lead author for "Analysis of wedding appeals on cigarette packs in China," now in Tobacco Control
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To help people learn more about the connection between tobacco use and COVID-19, the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC), at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has developed the free online course COVID-19 and Tobacco Use.
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IGTC Director Joanna Cohen co-authored “'Menthol-Plus': A Major Category of Cigarette Found Among ‘Concept’ Descriptor Cigarettes from Mexico,” the first study of its kind into the presence of significant menthol and other flavor chemicals in cigarettes with “concept” descriptors.
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Even though Qingdao is one of the new first-tier cities in China with a comprehensive smoke-free policy, a recent paper by lead author Connie Hoe and published in Tobacco Induced Diseases shows that there is an opportunity to improve smoke-free compliance.
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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 a number of public health initiatives since its inception in 1998, including being a collaborating center of the World Health Organization since 2004. As a key player in the tobacco control arena, IGTC has trained more than 2,000 professionals through capacity building programs and produced more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Read our report on the impact of e-cigarettes and HTPs in relation to tobacco disparities.
Watch short video presentations which outline findings from recent publications by IGTC staff.
Use our tobacco control compliance guides, state of evidence reviews, journal publications and fact sheets.