Gutka is a type of chewing tobacco (made with betel leaf, areca nut, and slaked lime) that is common in India. Surveys were conducted in seven states (Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya, Maharashtra, Orissa and Pradesh) and the National Capital Territory to understand the impacts of Indian state laws that ban the sale and distribution of gutka.
Researchers evaluated exposure to secondhand smoke in waterpipe (or hookah) venues by measuring secondhand smoke constituents in air and exposure biomarkers in venue employees in both Russia and Turkey. These fact sheets highlight the importance of including waterpipes in smoke-free legislation.
"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.