Assessing Implementation of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act in Seven Indian States
In collaboration with the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids (CTFK), this project is conducting a before-and-after assessment to determine the level of implementation of Sections 4-6 of India’s Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) in seven states: Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Evaluating Compliance with the Smoke-free Public Places Legislation in 12 Cities in Turkey
This project evaluates compliance with Turkey’s smoke-free law in 12 cities (Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and nine smaller cities). The study recommends that attention be focused on improving enforcement of the law in hospitality venues and dining areas, as well as in other public places and taxi cabs in some cities.
Smoke-free Monitoring Technical Assistance
IGTC researchers have assisted with data collection, analysis and report writing for air quality studies for many years. Current projects are being carried out in India, Turkey, Egypt and Russia in relation to monitoring (PM2.5) exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS), observational studies of smoke-free compliance, analyzing the collected data and more. Previous projects included research on
- promoting smoke-free environments in Latin America,
- SHS exposure of women and children,
- cross-country studies of SHS exposure in southeast and east Asia (see the research presentation and research posters),
- reducing SHS exposure in and around Armenia,
- and monitoring exposure to SHS in public places in the eastern Mediterranean region.
Key Indicators of Success: Smoke-free: What Does Success Look Like?
This report summarizes indicators of successfully implementing a smoke-free policy, and proposes a simple, cost-effective and rigorous approach that can be used by tobacco control stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries to help determine the smoke-free status of a jurisdiction.
Assessing Social Media as a Mechanism for Creating Demand for Smoke-free Policies
This demonstration project is exploring ways that social media can be used to create demand for smoke-free policies.
Air Quality in Baltimore Waterpipe Cafes
Researchers monitored seven Baltimore waterpipe, or hookah, cafes for levels of carbon monoxide, airborne nicotine, respirable particulate matter and carbon monoxide.
E-cigarette Use in Air Transit
Researchers surveyed flight attendants to find out more about observed e-cigarette use on airplanes and in airports, including flight attendants' use of the products and to understand potential problems created by this practice for flight crew and patrons.
Researchers visited bars and restaurants with outdoor seating in Atlanta, Georgia and measured secondhand smoke exposure using PM2.5 monitoring and observational evidence with glasses including a built-in camera.