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Free Course for Healthcare Professionals
Our online course Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals has been updated. This free resource offers condensed information on tobacco control catered to healthcare professionals.
With five themed modules, the course can assist healthcare professionals with recognizing how tobacco products are used, identifying ways to treat nicotine addiction, and acting as advocates for tobacco control.
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This study assessed prevalence and compliance of designated smoking areas in hospitality venues and trains in Dhaka city, Bangladesh.
This study examined the presence of tobacco advertisements, promotions and product display, and tobacco warning signage at points-of-sale, in November and December 2021, across 8 cities in Pakistan: Gilgit, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Muzaffarabad, Peshawar, and Quetta.
Exposure to tobacco marketing is associated with increased susceptibility to use, and use of, cigarettes among Chinese adolescents. The findings from the study may support regulatory efforts to strengthen the implementation of national restrictions on tobacco marketing.
Between 2019 and 2020, the Ministry of Health of Turkey undertook cross-provincial inspections in three cities (Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir) in order to enhance compliance. The findings from this study suggest that, despite cross-provincial inspections in these three cities, compliance with the current smoke-free law remains low.
Straw cigarettes are a common tobacco product from Brazil that features tobacco hand-rolled in a corn husk that resembles straw. The use of natural materials and the fact that they are rolled by hand have led some people to believe they are less harmful than cigarettes. Studies, however, have found that straw cigarette smoke causes damage similar to cigarettes.
Learning from the Experts is a free online course breaking down the fundamentals of tobacco control, including its history, surveillance, and impacts. This course will help individuals build, monitor, and assess interventions on any scale using case studies and examples from around the world.
With six themed modules, the course allows anyone from public health professionals to students to increase their understanding of tobacco control topics, including learning how to prevent harm as tobacco products change and evolve.
With three themed modules, this course teaches healthcare providers how to prevent harm as tobacco products change and evolve.
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.
We keep up with rapid changes in laws regarding e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products around the world. The policy bank has been verified by public health professionals in their respective countries.
The Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS)
TPackSS, developed with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies through the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, contains a visual database of cigarette packs from 14 low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) to monitor how tobacco companies are marketing their products and track their compliance with tobacco pack requirements including health warning labels.
Where we work
As a collaborating centre of the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2004, our work takes place around the globe. We concentrate primarily on the 10 priority countries of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use - Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Indonesia, India, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Ukraine and Vietnam.
Through our work together and with other organizations, we have produced reports to support tobacco control action in low- and middle-income countries. Learn more about our projects by choosing a region to explore.