"The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in Brazil: Protecting Public Health in a Complex Policy Environment" 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, supported by an award from IGTC with funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.
The Institute for Global Tobacco Control produces more than 20 academic journal articles annually. The full list of journal articles can be found on our Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health website, dating back to 1998. See all our academic journal articles.
IGTC recently completed two sets of fact sheets on compliance with India’s Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA).
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Implementation of Anti-tobacco Policies in India
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This fact sheet identifies specific parts of United Nations human rights treaties that can be used to promote tobacco control goals in alliance with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), and makes a case for use of non-tobacco treaties as a tool. See the fact sheet.
These fact sheets are the results of in-depth evaluation of compliance with smoke-free laws in 12 cities in Turkey, using the guide Assessing Compliance with Smoke-free Laws.
This fact sheet highlights facts from a journal article reviewing smoking policies in airports and legislation in airports' countries to identify areas of improvement for advancing smoke-free policy. See the full journal article.
IGTC, in collaboration with CTFK and the Union, published this how-to guide on assessing compliance with Tobacco Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship (TAPS) bans. This is the second edition of this guide, and focuses specifically on internet promotion, sponsored events, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) by tobacco companies. For more resources, you can also see the first TAPS guide.
"The Political Economy of Tobacco Control in the Philippines: Trade, Foreign Direct Investment and Taxation" evaluates the intersection of public health and economic policymaking in tobacco control, focusing on policy in the Philippines. The research was led by Dr. Jeffrey Drope at the American Cancer Society, supported by an award from IGTC with funding from the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.
The second edition of this how-to guide for conducting compliance studies provides insights for experienced researchers as well as comprehensive study design and assessment guidance for those who are examining compliance for the first time.