Institute for Global Tobacco Control
Hanna Hopko is a 2008 Leadership Program alumnus and began as a grassroots tobacco control advocate. Currently a member of Ukraine Parliament and Head of the Foreign Affairs Committee, she continues to champion these issues. She also collaborates on IGTC's capacity building efforts.
Dr. Michael Chaiton joined us on campus as part of the Innovations in Tobacco Control lecture series to present his latest work on the menthol ban in Ontaria, Canada.
The flavors challenge continues and we’re asking you to help us Expose the #DeadlyFlavors! Watch our video series to learn more about tobacco industry marketing tactics and stay tuned for our global challenge.
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Aimed at enriching leadership skills among Leadership and Certificate alumni, the JHSPH Scholars' Program formally launched in March of 2017. The first program began in Baltimore in November with seven scholars from diverse backgrounds in advocacy, health, and politics.
IGTC is in the field! Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) team members traveled to markets in rural India to purchase hand-rolled cigarettes (bidis) and smokeless tobacco products to assess health warning label compliance.
Our two free online courses, available in eight languages, will prepare public health and healthcare professionals to promote tobacco control efforts within their communities and beyond.
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 hundreds of professionals through capacity building programs and produced more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.
The "Be Marlboro" campaign is running globally. Teens tell us whether they think it's youth-focused.
Despite smoking bans, more than half of Turkish nightclub owners report that patrons smoke.
Use our tobacco control compliance guides, state of evidence reviews, journal publications and fact sheets.