Educational (Online) and Training Programs
The Institute for Global Tobacco Control has been actively involved in developing educational and training programs for tobacco control since its inception, including free online trainings in global tobacco control and in-person leadership and certificate programs on the Johns Hopkins University campus and around the world. Our courses and offerings support the growth of tobacco control advocates globally.
In a resource-poor country like Nigeria, where we see a number of patients who die from tobacco-related diseases as well as the knowledge gap in tobacco control, it is imperative for physicians to search for relevant information to help our patients.
—Participant, Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals
Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts
The newly redesigned Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts is a free online training for tobacco control. It is designed for public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, healthcare professionals, educators and others interested in learning more about tobacco control.
The training is composed of 27 multimedia lectures organized into six modules. The curriculum was developed by faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in collaboration with internationally recognized experts in the field. The training materials provide a comprehensive overview of a range of topics in tobacco control. The course is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Participants receive a certificate of completion for each course module they successfully complete. Enroll in the training now.
Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals
"Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals" is an online course developed collaboratively by faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and globally acclaimed tobacco control advocates in healthcare careers. This course was designed for busy healthcare providers as a time-saving alternative for those who otherwise would not be able to complete our longer tobacco control training: Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals. The course is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the role healthcare professionals play in tobacco control.
This course was updated in June 2020 and contains three lectures.
Tobacco and COVID-19
This new single-module course uses videos, animation, and other multimedia to provide the current evidence on the connection between tobacco use and COVID-19. The course covers topics such as the impact of smoking on COVID-19, the effects of nicotine at a molecular level, and the behavior of the tobacco industry during the pandemic. The course was launched in March 2021.