Resources category: Global
Resources category: Global
Webinar - Enforcement Best Practices for Effective Implementation of Tobacco Control Laws
The Union partnered with experts to highlight experiences using best practices for effective enforcement and implementation of tobacco control laws. View the webinar presentations to hear lessons learned from real-world case studies.
Tobacco Control Implementation and Enforcement Factsheet
The Union’s Tobacco Control Department produced a new factsheet on Implementation and Enforcement and offers a deep dive into the topic, summarizing evidence, defining key terms, and providing practical guidance and evidence-based recommendations.
Webinar - Public monitoring and reporting violations: engaging civil society through innovations in technology to improve compliance with tobacco control laws
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.
National Tobacco Control Strategies Toolkit
A toolkit to provide a roadmap for establishing multisectoral strategies, plans and programmes for tobacco control in line with WHO FCTC Article 5.1.
WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2021: addressing new and emerging products
The eighth WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic tracks the progress made by countries in tobacco control since 2008 including data on electronic nicotine delivery systems, such as ‘e-cigarettes’.
Advanced country practices in the implementation of WHO FCTC Article 13 and its guidelines
Advanced practices and lessons learned from Parties in the implementation of Article 13, with a focus on combatting cross-border advertising and the depiction of tobacco in entertainment media.
Webinar Tobacco Industry Tactics: Barriers to Effective Implementation and Enforcement
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.
Global Health Advocacy Incubator
The Global Health Advocacy Incubator by Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids provides strategic support to advocates planning and executing high impact campaigns to enact and implement laws that save lives.
Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts online course
This course offers free instructional training to people interested in learning more about tobacco control.
Media Beacon Tobacco Control Campaigns
Media Beacon is an online resource from Vital Strategies of tested and proven, best practice media campaign materials designed to support tobacco control health objectives.
Global progress in tobacco control: the question of policy compliance
This study aims to describe and compare global trends in legislation and compliance of smokefree and TAPS policies between 2009 and 2019.
WHO Compliance Data for smokefree and TAPS
Country-level compliance data that accompanies the WHO's annual report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic.
CounterTobacco.Org Resource Centre for Point-of-Sale
This site is dedicated to countering tobacco at the point-of-sale and offers evidence-based descriptions of the problem, policy solutions, advocacy materials and news updates.
WHO Tobacco product regulation: building laboratory testing capacity
The new tobacco laboratory guide is a useful resource for countries, and provides regulators and policymakers with comprehensible information on how to test tobacco products, what products to test, and how to use testing data in a meaningful way to support regulation.
WHO Tobacco Product Regulation: Basic Handbook
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
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.
WHO Key Elements of Tobacco Control Legislation
The World Health Organizations Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI) list of key elements of legislation for tobacco control.
Tobacco Control Laws
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.
GLOBAL TOBACCO INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE INDEX, 2020
This report uses publicly available information on tobacco industry interference in 34 countries and their respective governments’ responses to these interferences to interpret key findings and rank the countries on several interference indicators.
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, Quitting Tobacco Use, 2019
This report, WHO’s seventh in the series, provides a country-level examination of the global tobacco epidemic and identifies countries that have applied selected measures for reducing tobacco use. This report focuses on supporting tobacco users to increase cessation success.
Tobacco Atlas 6th edition and Companion Website
The sixth edition of Tobacco atlas and its companion website provide comprehensive guidance on tobacco control issues and tools used to counter them. Use the Tobacco Atlas to explore key issues and solutions and the companion website to search for country specific information.
Stakeholder Mapping Tool
This online tool was developed by WHO to support stakeholder mapping in Family Planning but can be adapted for use in tobacco control.
Assessing Compliance with Tobacco Packaging and Labeling Regulations
This Guide provides steps and sample materials to assess compliance with health warning labels,
Assessing Compliance with TAPS Bans
A “How-to” Guide for Observing the Internet, Sponsored Events, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Countering Tobacco Tactics
"Countering Tobacco Tactics" is a guide to help policymakers and tobacco control advocates identify, monitor, expose, challenge, and counter tobacco industry tactics in order to prevent industry interference in public health and health policy.
THE UNION TOOLKIT FOR WHO FCTC ARTICLE 5.3
The Union’s FCTC Article 5.3 Toolkit provides step-by-step guidance for governments on preventing tobacco industry interference and protecting tobacco control laws and policies.
Assessing Compliance with Smokefree Laws, 2nd Edition
This guide promotes best practice for conducting studies of compliance with smoke-free laws, including the rationale for doing or not doing a study, the knowledge and resources needed, and how to design the study and effectively disseminate the results. Available in English and Spanish.
ENFORCING Strong SMOKEFREE Laws: The Advocate’s Guide to Enforcement Strategies
This guide examines specific barriers to the enforcement of smokefree laws and regulations and offers proven advocacy strategies for overcoming these barriers.
Examples of Information Materials for Businesses
Collection of example flyers and leaflets from tobacco control initiatives around the globe for different venues types, including restaurants, sports clubs, government buildings, tobacco retailers and more.
Curbing the Epidemic: governments and the economics of tobacco control, 1999
This report analyzes how economic fear influences policymakers when contemplating tobacco control efforts. It also demonstrates the economic benefits of tobacco control policies and the responsibility of governments to reduce potential costs of tobacco control efforts.
WHO FCTC Tobacco Control Glossary 2015 Edition
This WHO FCTC glossary defines terms used in the FCTC and its instruments. It can be used for educational purposes and to aid a better understanding of the FCTC.
WHO FCTC Global Progress Report, 2018
The 2018 global progress report on the implementation of WHO FCTC.
Evaluation of Smoking-related Deaths Averted Due to Three Years of Policy Progress
This study aims to determine the number of smoking-attributable deaths were averted due to the implementation of MPOWER policies.
Review of Compliance Strategies for Enforcing Smokefree policy
Comprehensive literature review to provide evidence for effective enforcement strategies and suggest measures to improve policy compliance.
Seven years of progress in tobacco control: an evaluation of the effect of nations meeting the highest level MPOWER measures between 2007 and 2014
This study aims to evaluated the global progress of the six MPOWER measures and their impact across 88 countries that have adopted one or more measure from 2007 to 2014.
Outcomes for Implementation Research: Conceptual Distinctions, Measurement Challenges, and Research Agenda
This paper proposes a general working taxonomic of eight implementation elements to measure implementation outcomes, advance implementation processes, and improve effectiveness of implementation strategies.
Global Evidence Review on the Implementation and Effectiveness of TC Measures
This report reviews the global evidence on the impact of the WHO FCTC implementation of tobacco control legislation.
Evidence on the Effect of POS Display Bans on Smoking Prevalence
This study evaluates the effect of point-of-sale display bans globally as of 2016.
WHO Making Cities Smokefree, 2011
This WHO publication offers practical guidance to assist staff and city officials prepare for and implement smokefree legislation.
Implementing smoke-free policies in low- and middle-income countries: A brief review and research agenda
A review and research agenda on the challenges of implementing smokefree policies in low- and middle-income countries, identifying five areas where progress is urgently needed.
WHO FCTC Implementation Guidelines
This publication contains the guidelines adopted by the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) at its second (2007), third (2008), fourth (2010) and fifth (2012) sessions.
Enforcement of Tobacco Control Law: A Guide to the Basics
This booklet provides an overview of key smokefree enforcement issues and sources of more information- because the authors live in Bangladesh this booklet draws heavily on examples from that country, but most of the issues are universal and approaches should easily be adaptable.
WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic,TAPS, 2013
This report, WHO’s fourth in the series, provides a country-level examination of the global tobacco epidemic and identifies countries that have applied selected measures for reducing tobacco use. This report focuses on Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
Program Sustainability Framework and Assessment Tools
Set of tools for program sustainability including a self assessment guide and a program framework guide.
Index of Tobacco Control Sustainability
A tool to measure the sustainability of national tobacco control programmes. Includes a report of tobacco control sustainability assessments from 24 countries with the world’s highest tobacco burden.
Smokefree Air: Law Enforcement Lessons from the Field
This toolkit from the Global Smokefree Partnership draws on the experience of jurisdictions that have successfully implemented strong smokefree laws, and captures some of the important lessons common to these efforts.
Examples of Smokefree Protocols
Examples of smokefree protocols to support the implementation of smokefree policies.
WHO 2008 Tobacco Industry Interference with Tobacco Control
This document aims to provide background and contextual information on tobacco industry interference practices and how Contracting Parties to the WHO FCTC can monitor industry interference efforts and better implement FCTC Article 5.3 guidelines.
WHO FCTC Guide on How to Conduct Industry Monitoring
Tobacco industry interference remains the most significant barrier to the global implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC. This guide aims to assist parties in their efforts to implement and protect tobacco control efforts from tobacco industry interference.
Vector of the Tobacco Epidemic Tobacco Industry Practices in LMICs
This article reviews published research on tobacco industry activities that interfere with tobacco control policies and encourage tobacco use in LMICs to more thoroughly understand industry practices and strategies in LMICs.
UCSF Truth Tobacco Industry Documents Database
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.
Tobacco Tactics: The essential source for rigorous research on the tobacco industry
Tobacco Tactics investigates tobacco industry strategies and tactics for undermining tobacco control efforts and provides rigorously researched reports, profiles, and information on industry players, allies, and activities.
Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products - A Global Tobacco Industry Watchdog
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.
Policy Dystopia Model Interpretive Analysis of TI Political Activity
This article outlines a model that provides an evidence-based summary of corporate political strategies used by the tobacco industry. The model enables public health practitioners to anticipate these strategies and develop realistic assessments of the industry’s claims.
Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index, 2019
This report uses publicly available information on tobacco industry interference in 33 countries and their respective governments’ responses to these interferences to interpret key findings and rank the countries on several interference indicators.
Exposing and Addressing Tobacco Industry Conduct in LMICs
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
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.
STOP Crooked 9: Nine ways the Tobacco Industry Undermines Health Policy
The Crooked Nine report outlines the tobacco industry's strategies, techniques, and tactics to undermine tobacco control using case studies from around the world. It is designed to help the tobacco control community predict the industry's actions and counter industry interference.
African Tobacco Control Alliance - Industry Watch
The African Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) is a Pan-African network of more than 120 civil society organizations that monitors and responds to industry interference and provides regional resources. This page provides case studies of African countries and organizations responding to tobacco industry interference.
Case Study: PMI Involvement in Smoking Cessation
This article is a case study ion Philip Morris' involvement in the cessation arena and an evaluation of how and why PM supports cessation programs. It illustrates a notable example of industry interference that undermines effective tobacco control.
Examples of Smokefree Hospital Guides
This is a set of smokefree hospital strategic guides to equip those implementing smokefree policies with the tools for effective implementation and enforcement.