World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco – a threat to development


All countries benefit from protecting their citizens from the harms of tobacco use and reducing its economic toll on national economies. The aim of the Sustainable Development Agenda, and its 17 global goals, is to ensure that "no one is left behind."

Tobacco control has been enshrined in the Sustainable Development Agenda. It is seen as one of the most effective means to help achieve SDG target 3.4 of a one-third reduction globally, by 2030, of premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancers and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Strengthening implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries is an additional target to be met by governments developing national sustainable development responses. (click to see full details)

Week 1:

Tobacco advertising as a threat to development: Youth Responses to a Marlboro Architecture 2.0 Campaign in the Philippines

In 2016, IGTC researchers examined the "Be Marlboro" Campaign in Manila, Philippines. Click the graphic below to see a summary of their observations.


Week 2:

The Tobacco Pack Surveillance System’s (TPackSS) goal is to monitor whether required health warnings on tobacco packages are being implemented as intended, and to identify pack design features and marketing appeals that might violate or detract from country tobacco packaging requirements.  An additional feature of the surveillance system is a record of the purchase, which includes price.  This information allows us to monitor pricing changes in countries we revisit. 

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Fact Sheets and Infographics
Tobacco Promotion
General Tobacco Control
Dangers of Tobacco
Monitoring and Evaluation
Price and Economics