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Tobacco Watcher

Our AI-driven news aggregator Tobacco Watcher finds, analyzes, and delivers the world’s tobacco-related news to help tobacco control advocates, investigators, and students find tobacco-related content they care about faster and more efficiently. Visit now to search, create alerts and more.

Tobacco Watcher

Free Course for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare Professionals Online Course

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.

Healthcare Professionals Online Course

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Visit our YouTube channel to see updates from our faculty and staff as well as lectures from tobacco control experts across the globe as part of our Innovations in Tobacco Control series. Subscribe to be notified when we add a new video.

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Featured Research

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Is 'Velo' prevalent in Pakistan?

Oral nicotine pouches that include brands like ‘Velo’ are increasingly available for sale globally. These products have the potential to appeal to youth and young adults due to their wide array of flavors and their ability to be used discreetly. We assessed the prevalence of 'Velo' product and advertisement display at tobacco vendors across 8 cities in Pakistan.

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Straw Cigarette Branding

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.

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Bangladeshi’s Perceptions of a Standardized Shape & Size for Smokeless Tobacco

A new study in Bangladesh uncovered important issues for standardizing the size, shape, and material used in smokeless tobacco packages.

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Tobacco Points-of-Sale around Schools in Ten Cities in China

This study explored the nature and extent of tobacco advertising and promotions at POS near 904 junior, senior and vocational high schools in rural and urban areas of 10 cities across China.

Tobacco Watcher

Tobacco Watcher is an automated media monitoring and intelligence site that scans news 24/7 for you and provides a tool to search current articles instantly pertaining to your interests.

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Perform an Analysis. Graph and identify peaks and falls in topic coverage online in a chosen timeframe.

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Online Courses

Changing the Game with Open Access to Expert Content

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.

全球烟草控制:向专家学习

通過六個主題的模塊,該課程使從公共衛生專業人員到學生的任何人都可以加深對煙草控制主題的理解,包括學習如何預防隨著煙草產品的變化和發展而帶來的危害。

烟草控制的基础知识
烟草还是健康
烟草业
经济学
第一部分
烟草控制干预措施:第二部分
监督和评估
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A Course for Healthcare Professionals

With three-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.

How Can You Be Involved in Tobacco Control
Best Practices in International Tobacco Control
Helping People Quit Tobacco
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Tobacco and COVID-19

The Tobacco and COVID-19 course is the newest online offering from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control. This online course provides the current evidence on tobacco use and COVID-19. The course covers topics such as the impact of smoking on COVID-19, the effects of nicotine at a molecular level and the behavior of the tobacco industry during the pandemic.

Covid-19 and Tobacco Use
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Policy Scan

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.

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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.

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