Reports and Guides
The following documents are outputs of IGTC projects. To find fact sheets and infographics, visit our resources page.
Advancing Plain and Standardized Tobacco Packaging
Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Packaging and Labeling Regulations
The Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) has collaborated with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK), and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) to develop a comprehensive “how-to” guide on assessing compliance with tobacco packaging and labeling requirements.
State of the Evidence: Flavored Tobacco Product Bans or Restrictions
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the projected impacts of a policy that bans or restricts the use of flavors in tobacco products and to provide evidence-based policy recommendations for maximizing public health benefits and minimizing unintended consequences.
The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in Brazil
This report evaluates the intersection of public health and economic policymaking in tobacco control, focusing on policy in Brazil. The research was led by Dr. Jeffrey Drope at the American Cancer Society and supported by an award from IGTC with funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. Content includes both the full publication and an executive summary, each in English and Portuguese.
Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship Bans: A "How-to" Guide for Observing the Internet, Sponsored Events, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
IGTC, in collaboration with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union), published this how-to guide on assessing compliance with tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) bans. The guide also includes easy-to-use observation forms.
Assessing Compliance with Smoke-free Laws: A “How-to” Guide for Conducting Compliance Studies (Second Edition)
This guide can help tobacco control organizations and others working to promote smoke-free environments assess compliance with smoke-free laws. This report was developed by CTFK, the Union, and IGTC.
The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in the Philippines: Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Taxation
This report evaluates the intersection of public health and economic policymaking in tobacco control, focusing on policy in the Philippines. The research was supported by an award from IGTC with funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.
State of Evidence Review: Health Warning Labels on Tobacco Products
This report presents the current science about health warning labels on tobacco products, including evidence to inform physical design elements, message content and implementation strategies.
Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship Bans: A "How-to" Guide for Conducting Compliance Studies of Point of Sale Advertising & Product Display, Outdoor Advertising, and Product Packaging
IGTC, in collaboration with CTFK and the Union, published this how-to guide on assessing compliance with TAPS bans, focusing on marketing where cigarettes are sold, outdoor advertising and advertising on tobacco packaging. The guide also includes easy-to-use observation forms.
State of Evidence Review: Point of Sale Promotion of Tobacco Products
This report summarizes research on point of sale (POS) tobacco promotion, its effects and efforts to regulate the POS environment.
Key Indicators of Success -- Smoke-free: What does success look like?
This report focuses on indicators of a smoke-free jurisdiction and proposes an approach that can be utilized by tobacco control stakeholders in low- and middle-income countries to help determine smoke-free status.
Women and the Tobacco Epidemic: Challenges for the 21st Century
The topics in this book range from the prevalence of tobacco use among women and girls to addiction and treatment. The papers also deal with the critical issues of national economic policy, international treaties and strategies for mobilization at regional and international levels. The concerns of tobacco control policymakers, public health advocates, economic planners and women leaders are also addressed.