Institute for Global Tobacco Control
Founded in 1998, the Institute for Global Tobacco Control works to build the evidence base informing efforts to effectively end the tobacco epidemic as soon as possible. We strive to produce and assemble the best available information to empower policymakers and public health professionals to implement policy changes to prevent tobacco-caused death and disease.
We are a partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, a collaborating centre of the World Health Organization, and our talented, dedicated team is core to our work and our mission.
We use a three-pillar framework
to fulfill our mission of reducing
tobacco use globally.
Latest IGTC News
A study of the environmental impact of cigarette butt litter supported by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control provided evidence for a key decision at COP10.
In a response to recent changes at the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, IGTC Director Joanna Cohen and two colleagues wrote a special communication for Tobacco Control.
The third annual Anthem Awards recognized the Institute for Global Tobacco Control in the category of “Health - Research Projects or Publications” for its study, “Spinning a Global Web,” conducted in partnership with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
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Free Online Classes
IGTC has developed educational and training programs for tobacco control since its inception, including three free online trainings in global tobacco control. Our courses support the growth of tobacco control advocates globally.
Our team publishes research and commentaries regularly in prominent journals like Tobacco Control, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Addictive Behaviors and more.
Global Tobacco Control Progress Hub
Visitors to the Global Tobacco Control Progress Hub can explore multi-year trends to monitor, analyze and report on global tobacco control progress. Engaging color-coded maps and graphic visualizations allow users to strengthen FCTC implementation.
View videos based on IGTC’s work to eliminate tobacco-caused death and disease, including new and recent studies, guided tutorials of IGTC resources, and an archive of previously recorded lectures and events—all accessible on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to receive notifications about newly posted content.
Find More of Our Work
Our companion website features our free online courses, the Tobacco Pack Surveillance System database, global policy scans for e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products and nicotine pouches and more.