Resources

Designated Smoking Room Prevalence and Compliance in India

08/2019

In 2008, India banned smoking in many public places and workplaces including healthcare settings, educational institutes, and government facilities. A provision in the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) permits Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in hotels (having 30 or more rooms), and restaurants/lounges (having seating capacity for 30 or more). DSRs are required to meet specific design standards including being a separate room and having a closed door. DRS are further required to have signage indicating the room was a smoking area.

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Most Effective Pictorial Health Warning Labels With Messages About Smokers Harming Others

08/2019

In a 2016 study, our team found that pictorial health warning labels (HWLs) with messages about smokers harming others were more effective than messages about smokers harming themselves. To test the effectiveness of pictorial HWLs with more specific messagea about smokers harming others, we conducted a follow-up survey in Shanghai, Beijing, and Shenzhen in 2017. The new HWLs tested included messages about self-harm, harming family or children, harming others in smoke-free places, and anti-cigarette gift giving.

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Technical Report on Tobacco Marketing at the Point-of-Sale in Mexico City, Mexico

07/2019

In March, IGTC collaborated with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Códice S.C. (Comunicación, Diálogo y Conciencia S.C.) in Mexico to observe tobacco marketing and promotion at points-of-sale in Mexico City. This work examined compliance with the Mexican General Law on Tobacco Control regarding age restriction signage, prohibition of single stick sales, and display of graphic health warnings at the point-of-sale. The report concludes that the Mexican government needs to adopt a comprehensive ban on tobacco marketing at the point-of-sale and enforce compliance with the law.

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The Consumption of Illicit Cigarettes in Mexico

06/2019

IGTC worked in collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the Pan-American Health Organization, and CONADIC (Comisión Nacional Contra Las Addiciones) to support the research of  Belén Sáenz de Miera Juárez (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur) and Luz Myriam Reynales Shigematsu (Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública).  This comprehensive, independent study found that the consumption of illicit cigarettes in Mexico is much lower than what the tobacco industry claims (8.8% vs 17%).

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Technical Report on Tobacco Marketing at the Point-of-Sale in Lima, Peru: A Follow-Up

04/2019

IGTC partnered with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) and the Comisión Nacional Permanente de Lucha Antitabáquica (COLAT), a network of tobacco control advocacy organizations in Peru, to conduct a follow-up study of tobacco product availability and advertising at the point-of-sale (POS). This study found a high concentration of tobacco retailers in close proximity to 106 primary and secondary schools across Lima.

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