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Smokefree implementation in Colombia: Monitoring, outside funding, and business support
Author: Uang et al (2017)
Assessment of the national smokfree policy implementation in Colombia.
Author: Beijing Tobacco Control Association | 张建枢
Case Study - São Paulo Breathes Better: Adoption of Smoke-Free Indoor Environments
Author: Pan American Health Organization (2010 & 2019)
This two part case study presents the initial implementation process of tobacco-free environments in São Paulo, Brazil after The São Paulo Anti Tobacco Law was passed in 2009, and it's continued implementation 10 years later. Documents available in Portuguese.
Best practices on implementation of the tobacco advertising and display ban at point of sale (Article 13 of the WHO FCTC): a four-country case study
Author: WHO (2015)
This report reviews the relevant legislation related to the POS advertising and display bans and examines experience with enforcement and monitoring in four countries: Ireland, Norway, Finland and the UK.
Decriminalizing Commercial Tobacco: Addressing Systemic Racism in the Enforcement of Commercial Tobacco Control
Author: US Public Health Consortium
A joint statement from a consortium of US public health organizations setting forth principles to help health departments, decisionmakers, advocates, and other stakeholders advance equitable enforcement practices related to the purchase, possession, sale, and distribution of all tobacco products.
SEATCA Smoke-Free Index
Author: SEATCA (2020)
A report detailing Implementation of Article 8 in the ASEAN region, 2020.
Reducing Tobacco Retail Density in San Francisco: A Case Study
Author: San Francisco Tobacco-Free Project
This case study describes the San Francisco Tobacco Retail Density Policy, examines the key strategies and lessons learned in developing a retail density policy, and explores the early impact of the policy in the first year of implementation.
Tobacco Control Enforcement Policy: Australia, 2022
Author: Australian Government
This policy outlines the principles used to guide the Australian Government's decisions and actions in enforcing tobacco advertising, packaging and product laws.
Tobacco retail licensing systems in Europe
Author: Kuipers et al. (2021)
This paper aims to stimulate a discussion on the potential for tobacco retail licencing in Europe and examines the cases of Finland, Hungary, France, Italy and Spain.
Evaluating the impact and equity of a tobacco-free pharmacy law on retailer density in New York City neighbourhoods
Author: Giovenco et al. (2018)
This study models the reduction in tobacco retailer density following the ban to examine differences in the policy’s impact across neighbourhoods.
License to Kill?: Tobacco Retailer Licensing as an Effective Enforcement Tool
Author: Ian McLaughlin, Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (2010)
This report looks at retailer licensing to support enforcement, and for controlling the location and concentration of tobacco retailers and imposing additional restrictions on the sale and promotion of tobacco products.
Compliance with Smoke-free Policies in Public Venues, Qingdao, China 2018
Author: Johns Hopkins University
This study from Qingdao, China, assessed compliance with smokefree in different public places from October to November 2018.
Compliance with Smoke-free Policies in Public Venues, Lanzhou, China 2018
Author: Johns Hopkins University
This study from Lanzhou, China, assessed compliance with smokefree in different public places from October to November 2018.
FDA Compliance and Enforcement Report
Author: Food and Drug Administration (US)
Report on the last five years of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products Office compliance and enforcement activities.
NYC food Establishment Self-Inspection Worksheet
Author: NYC Health
This self-inspection checklist for food establishments by the NYC Bureau of Food Safety and Community Sanitation provides a checklist (on page 2, part 2) that covers compliance with various regulations, including smokefree, product regulation, and POS.
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.
British Columbia 100% Smokefree: Successful Campaign Despite Industry Opposition
Author: Drope & Glantz (2003)
This article describes how the British Columbia Capital Regional District systematically organized an educational campaign, enacted and enforced a series of bylaws, exposed industry interference to successfully pass and implement a 100% smokefree bylaw in all public places.
Case Study: Effective Translation of the Framework Convention in Mexico
Author: Thrasher et al. (2008)
This case study describes the impact of the sociocultural and political-economic context of Mexico on WHO-FCTC policy uptake. It examines advancing tobacco control policy through strategic, contextually-specific communication efforts and uses smokefree policy to illustrate barriers to compliance in the Mexican context.
Guide for Smokefree Law, England
Author: National Health Service, UK
This document is England's official guide on their 2007 smokefree law. It is directed towards managers responsible for complying with the smokefree law in workplaces and public places.
Assessment of EU Member State National Characteristics and Their Association with Smoking Prevalence
Author: Bogdanovica et al. (2011)
This study aims to assess public sector corruption and other national characteristics and it's potential association with higher smoking prevalence in EU member states.
Retailer licensing and tobacco display compliance, Australia
Author: Fry et al. (2016)
This study aims to assess vendor licensing compliance and scheme to explore variations in compliance among different retailer types and locations.
POS Tobacco Advertising and Display Bans in 5 Russian Cities
Author: Kennedy et al. (2017)
This study aims to evaluate the implementation of national TAPS law in kiosks across five Russian cities.
Perceived Enforcement of Smokefree in Brazil
Author: Mendes et al. (2017)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the perceived enforcement of anti-smoking legislation on 4 Brazilian cities.
Evaluation of the Impact of Smokefree Law, New Zealand
Author: New Zealand MoH
The aim of this evaluation is to identify outcomes related to the 2003 Smokefree Environments Amendment Act and assess how closely goals were met.
Indicators to Measure Success of Smoke-free Policies
Author: Niskar et al. (2008)
This article assess indictors of smokefree policy implementation in the Unites States, New Zealand, and Israel to demonstrate successful compliance of smokefree policies.
Evaluation of Enforcement Barriers in Minnesota Youth, 2002
Author: The Tobacco Law Project
This report evaluates the enforcement practices, and barriers of the Commercial Youth Access Enforcement efforts in Minnesota, USA, providing recommendation for future enforcement efforts.
Compliance Evaluation of San Francisco's Flavoured Tobacco Sales Prohibition
Author: Vyas et al. (2021)
This research assesses compliance with San Francisco's 2018 flavored tobacco sales ban and concludes that retailer education prior to enforcement will result in higher compliance rates.
China Subnational Smokefree Law Predictors
Author: Lin et al. (2019)
This study analyzes the predictors of adopting subnational smokefree laws since China ratified the WHO FCTC in 2005 and assess their alignment with article 8.
CDC Indicators for Eliminating Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, 2017
Author: US CDC
This report is the third in the CDC's publications on Evaluating Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs and provides an evaluation logic model and set out outcome indicators that address eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.
Explaining Mechanisms that Influence Smoke-free Implementation at the Local Level
Author: Mlinarić et al. (2019)
Study that analyzes existing smokefree evidence and translates it into recommendations to improve smokefree implementation in outdoor venues.
Tobacco Control Delivery Plan: England 2017-2022
Author: Department of Health and Social Care, UK Government
An example of a national delivery and monitoring plan. Published in conjunction with the Tobacco Control Plan for England, it identifies lead agencies, milestones and metrics to measure success.
Examples of Smokefree Implementation Protocols
Examples of smokefree protocols to support the implementation of smokefree policies.
Evidence to guide action comprehensive tobacco control in Ontario 2016
Author: Public Health Ontario
An example of a research synthesis to inform tobacco control policy and strategy. This report from Ontario, Canada, provides a comprehensive assessment of the tobacco control interventions that would have the greatest impact on reducing tobacco use and its associated burden in Ontario.
Tobacco Industry Youth Smoking Prevention Programs: Protecting the Industry and Hurting Tobacco Control
Author: Landman et al. (2002)
This article analyzes tobacco industry documents to determine why industry-sponsored youth smoking prevention programs were developed, how they were used to fight tobacco control policy and programming, and their lack of effect on youth smoking prevalence.
The ‘‘We Card’’ Program: Tobacco Industry ‘‘Youth Smoking Prevention’’ as Industry Self-Preservation
Author: Apollonio et al. (2008)
This article analyzes the tobacco industry self-regulation "We Card" program. It exposes "We Card" as ineffective and structured to improve the industry's public image and limit tobacco control policies and their enforcement.
Observatory on Strategies of the Tobacco Industry in Brazil
Author: The Observatory
This website offers detailed information and data on the tactics used by the tobacco industry in Brazil, the legislative measures Brazil is adopting to meet FCTC and WHO directives, and the people and organizations involved with the tobacco industry that lobby against tobacco control measures in Brazil. The website is available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Health is Non-Negotiable: Civil Society Against Tobacco Industry Strategies in Latin America
Author: FIC Argentina
This report compiles case studies with the aim of exposing the tobacco industry's strategies for blocking tobacco control efforts and disseminates information on the counter efforts of four civil society organizations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.
The Economic Impact of Clean Indoor Air Laws
Author: Eriksen & Chaloupka (2007)
This article reviews and analyses the diffusion of clean indoor air laws and the economic and public health impacts of their implementation. While research sponsored by the tobacco industry has raised concerns regarding the economic impact of smoke-free laws, scientific evidence indicates that clean indoor air laws are low-cost, safe, and effective.
Examples of Tobacco Control Strategic Plans
Examples of tobacco control strategic plans to provide guidance for creating comprehensive implementation and enforcement agendas, yearly plans and public health goal setting.