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WEBINAR - TOBACCO CONTROL LAW IMPLEMENTATION: CITY-LEVEL INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE COMPLIANCE AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM THE HARMS OF TOBACCO

Authored by Vital Strategies

Watch this webinar in which city leaders share their experiences implementing smoke-free laws, bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) at points of sale, and tobacco vendor licensing policies. Speakers share examples from their work to implement policies for tobacco smoke-free cities, along with the successes, challenges and lessons learned. 

WEBINAR - BUILDING TOBACCO-SMOKE FREE CITIES: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE UNION’S IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM 

Authored by The Union

Watch this webinar to hear cities share their experiences implementing smokefree laws, bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) at points-of-sale and tobacco vendor licensing policies. Hear real world examples of building a tobacco-smokefree city, their successes, challenges and lessons learned. Ask the speakers questions to learn more and identify strategies to accelerate progress in improving compliance through your future implementation efforts.

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2023: protect people from tobacco smoke

Authored by World Health Organization

The ninth WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic tracks the progress made by countries in tobacco control since 2008 and, marks 15 years since the introduction of the MPOWER technical package which is designed to help countries implement the demand-reduction measures of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. 

WEBINAR - Harnessing the power of data for effective implementation of tobacco control laws

Authored by The Union

The Union partnered with a panel of experts to hear about their experiences collecting and using data to improve the implementation of tobacco control laws. Watch this webinar to learn about types of data that can support implementation, including tools and best practices in data collection and to hear about real-world examples of harnessing the power of data to improve policy implementation, common challenges and tips on how to overcome them.

Webinar - Public monitoring and reporting violations: engaging civil society through innovations in technology to improve compliance with tobacco control laws

Authored by The Union (2022)

The Union partnered with experts to highlight real world case studies on using innovative technology to support public monitoring of tobacco control laws. View the webinar presentations to learn about best practices and how these tools can improve implementation.  

Webinar Tobacco Industry Tactics: Barriers to Effective Implementation and Enforcement

Authored by The Union (2021)

The Union is partnered with experts to highlight real world case studies on how the tobacco industry undermines tobacco control policy implementation and enforcement, with a focus on the retail environment. View the webinar presentations and learn about the strategies adopted to limit the impact of these tactics on the implementation of tobacco control policies. 

WHO Tobacco Product Regulation: Basic Handbook

Authored by World Health Organization (2018)

The “Tobacco product regulation: basic handbook” provides a basic reference document for non-scientist regulators in any country and serves as a tool for health authorities and other interested parties seeking resources and planning on how to monitor, evaluate, and regulate tobacco products. Further, the handbook includes relevant country case studies detailing specific approaches enacted globally.

Case Study: Regulatory approaches to tobacco products, menthol in tobacco products

Authored by World Health Organization (2018)

This set of case study, focusing specifically on regulations of menthol in tobacco products, provide practical guidance to countries by describing effective regulatory strategies in tobacco product regulation, including lessons learned and challenges encountered in developing and implementing menthol related regulation.

Tobacco Control Laws

Authored by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Search and download factsheets and summaries of tobacco control legislation and regulations from around the world. Search by country, region, keyword, tobacco control measure, or type of legal action.

UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Database

Authored by University of California San Francisco

The University of California San Francisco database contains over 14 million archived documents on tobacco industry activities, including advertising, manufacturing, marketing, scientific research, and political activities. In particular, the database provides access to internal industry documents made public during United States v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al. and other litigation cases.

Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products - A Global Tobacco Industry Watchdog

Authored by STOP

Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products (STOP) works to understand and expose the tobacco industry’s efforts to derail tobacco control and hook a new generation of users. STOP's Resources Archive arms and supports stakeholders with tools and resources to counter the industry, including the latest analyses, reports, and information on the industry’s tactics. 

Exposing and Addressing Tobacco Industry Conduct in LMICs

Authored by Gilmore et al. (2015)

This article explores the tobacco industry's practices in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), given the industry's growing interest, investment, and interference in these regions. It focuses on how exposing the industry's misconduct is necessary for both the implementation of the WHO FCTC and more 'endgame' solutions to the tobacco epidemic.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Industry Watch

Authored by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Industry Watch project seeks to hold the tobacco industry accountable by providing facts about how tobacco companies operate and working to expose and stop the industry’s harmful activities. The Industry Watch website contains helpful resources, including factsheets, industry profiles, reports and studies, presentations, press releases, and key websites.