IGTC has developed a number of online resources dedicated to enhancing knowledge and capacity for tobacco control.
Country Laws Regulating E-cigarettes: A Policy Scan
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.
- To run a scan, please go to: www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/e-cigarette/country-laws-regulating-e-cigarettes
Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts
This free online training for tobacco control is designed for public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, healthcare professionals, educators and others interested in learning more about tobacco control. The training materials provide a comprehensive overview of a range of topics in tobacco control and are presented in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. A certificate of completion is awarded for completing training modules.
- To enroll in the training, please go to: https://globaltobaccocontrol.org/en/online-courses/global-tobacco-control-learning-experts
Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals
This free online training for tobacco control is designed specifically for healthcare professionals. Those who are eligible may apply to receive a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits. The course is presented in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. A certificate of completion is awarded for completing training modules.
- To enroll in the training, please go to: https://globaltobaccocontrol.org/en/online-courses/course-healthcare-professionals
Tobacco and COVID-19
This online course provides current evidence on tobacco use and COVID-19, and it covers topics such as the impact of smoking on COVID-19, the effects of nicotine at a molecular level and more.
- To enroll in the training, please go to: https://globaltobaccocontrol.org/en/online-courses/tobacco-and-covid-19
Tobacco Pack Surveillance System
As traditional forms of tobacco advertising become restricted or banned in many countries, the tobacco industry uses the cigarette pack itself as a key marketing method to attract new smokers and retain current ones. The Institute for Global Tobacco Control developed the Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) project to systematically document the variety of cigarette packages available in the 14 low- and middle-income countries with the greatest number of smokers.
TPackSS’ objective is to monitor whether required health warnings on tobacco packages are being implemented as intended, and to identify pack design features and appeals that might violate or detract from tobacco packaging laws in these countries.
- Use the website: www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/tpackss
Tobacco Watcher is an automated real-time media monitoring tool powered by artificial intelligence that scans news 24/7 for you in 23 languages. It allows you to search articles instantly pertaining to your interests. Analyze trends in stories about certain products or topics, or look for tobacco news in a specific location of the world as it happens.
- To start your search, please go to: https://tobaccowatcher.globaltobaccocontrol.org
Secondhand Smoke Monitoring
This online resource provides web-based trainings and protocols for secondhand smoke monitoring. It was developed by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control in partnership with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Southern California, Institute for Global Health. A certificate of completion is awarded for completing training modules.
- To enroll in the training, please go to: www.shsmonitoring.org