IGTC has developed a number of online resources dedicated to enhancing knowledge and capacity for tobacco control.
POLICY SCAN PROJECT
IGTC offers the Policy Scan Project as a resource for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of tobacco control. Our scans offer information on rapidly evolving regulatory approaches for tobacco and nicotine products. The Policy Scan started in 2014 providing information on e-cigarette regulations in 68 countries. Since that time the Policy Scan has expanded to more countries, captured information on additional tobacco and nicotine products, and continues to be updated to provide the most accurate information possible.
GLOBAL TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRESS HUB
The Global Tobacco Control Progress Hub offers tobacco control advocates a new online treaty monitoring platform with multiple user-friendly dashboards featuring more than 300 performance indicators from more than 180 reporting countries. Visitors 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.
GLOBAL TOBACCO CONTROL: LEARNING FROM THE EXPERTS
The newly redesigned Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts is a free online training designed for public health practitioners, researchers, policy makers, healthcare professionals, educators and others interested in learning more about tobacco control. There are 27 multimedia lectures organized into six modules. The course is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Participants receive a certificate of completion for each course module they successfully complete.
LEARNING FROM THE EXPERTS: A COURSE FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
This course was designed for busy healthcare providers as a time-saving alternative for those who otherwise would not be able to complete our longer tobacco control training: Learning from the Experts: A Course for Healthcare Professionals. The free course contains three modules and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the role healthcare professionals play in tobacco control.
TOBACCO AND COVID-19
This new single-module course uses videos, animation, and other multimedia to provide the current evidence on the connection between 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. The course was launched in March 2021.
TOBACCO PACK SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
With a searchable database of more than 6,600 packs, TPackSS systematically documents the variety of cigarette packages available in select low- and middle-income countries . The project monitors the implementation of required health warnings and identifies pack design features and marketing appeals that might violate or detract from country tobacco packaging requirements in these countries.
Our automated media monitoring and intelligence site scans the news in real time and provides users with current articles pertaining to their interests. Tobacco Watcher analyzes more than 50,000 articles and 500,000 social media messages per day in more than 20 different languages to benefit advocates, policy makers and researchers. Sign up for alerts and track breaking news through the Sentinels feature.