Resources

Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Packaging and Labeling Regulations

07/2020

Tobacco companies use tobacco packaging as a way to promote and market their products and increase sales. In the absence of effective packaging and labeling requirements, the tobacco industry produces appealing packaging that creates brand recognition with the use of eye-catching colors, designs and trademarks. Tobacco companies exploit all elements of tobacco packaging to market their products including the outer film, tear tape, inner frame, pack inserts and onserts.

Factsheets and Technical Reports: Compliance with Smoke-free and Point-of-Sale Policies across China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan

02/2020

IGTC partnered with The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) to assess compliance with smoke-free policies and point-of-sale policies across priority jurisdictions in China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan. The factsheets and reports present key findings, along with recommendations, to strengthen compliance with smoke-free and point-of-sale policies across these four countries.

How Branding Compromises Pictorial Health Warning Labels in Mexico

12/2019

Health warning labels (HWLs) can help diminish the appeal of of packaging and communicate risked from tobacco use.  In November 2018, 15 focus group discussion were conducted in Mexico City, Mexico to examine the ways in which cigarette packs appeal to adolescents and young adults and how the pack features affect perceptions of the HWLs.

 

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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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Technical Reports on Tobacco Marketing at the Point-of-Sale Around Schools

05/2018

This collection of reports investigates tobacco marketing at points-of-sale (POS) near schools in a total of 15 countries around the world. Numerous studies have demonstrated that exposure to tobacco product advertising and promotion increases the likelihood that youth will start to smoke. Evidence shows that the tobacco industry responds to partial TAPS bans that regulate only certain types of TAPS strategies (such as television or radio) by re-directing their resources to market their brands on poorly regulated channels such as the POS.

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Assessing Compliance with Turkey's Smoke-free Legislation

12/2017

In February 2015, the Turkish Ministry of Health released a circular, proposing a ban on the use of tobacco and tobacco products within at least five meters of the entrance to public buildings. We, therefore, assessed the compliance level of outdoor areas of venues in this study. The study was conducted between December 2016 and January 2017 in Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Researchers observed 44 hospitals and 75 narghile venues for a total of 543 indoor locations and 6673 people observed.

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Technical Report on Flavored Cigarettes at the Point-of-Sale in Latin America

06/2017

Global cigarette volume sales are declining, but the sales of flavored cigarettes in Latin America are climbing.  Flavored cigarettes appeal directly to youth and non-smokers because they mask the harsh taste of tobacco smoke and ease initiation into smoking. This report describes a study that examined cigarette retailers within a radius of 100 -250 meters around schools in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru, and their sale and promotion of flavored cigarettes.

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Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco Products At the Point of Sale in Two Russian Cities Fact Sheet

05/2017

In 2014, the Russian Federation (Russia) implemented comprehensive tobacco control legislation which includes bans on advertising, promotion and retail display of tobacco products. E-cigarettes are not currently regulated in Russia, leaving the country potentially vulnerable to the unregulated availability and marketing of these products.

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