Welcome to the Tobacco Control Implementation Hub resource library
Use the search bar or filters to find guides, sample materials, research articles and more to facilitate tobacco control policy implementation.
Search Global Implementation Publications
- clear all filters
Search for your resources:
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.
Author: The Union (2022)
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.
A toolkit to provide a roadmap for establishing multisectoral strategies, plans and programmes for tobacco control in line with WHO FCTC Article 5.1.
Author: SEATCA (2020)
A report detailing Implementation of Article 8 in the ASEAN region, 2020.
Compliance with smoke-free policies at indoor and outdoor public places: an observational study in Pakistan
Author: Ahsan et al. (2022)
Study investigating smoke-free compliance across public places in Karachi, the most populous city in Pakistan.
Author: Hoe et al. (2021)
Observational study assessing compliance with Qingdao’s Tobacco Control Regulation and whether compliance differed by enforcement agency. The data was collected by Johns Hopkins Institute for Tobacco Control as part of The Union's Global Implementation Programme.
Author: Ahuja et al. (2018)
Implementation of tobacco control law by police personnel in India. This study aimed to assess knowledge and attitudes.
Author: Anderson et al. (2020)
This study aims to describe and compare global trends in legislation and compliance of smokefree and TAPS policies between 2009 and 2019.
Author: Baguio Health Service Office
City of Baguio, Philippines, smokefree website shares good practices from the city, provides a platform for reporting smokefree policy violations and contains a database of protocols and forms for enforcement actions.
Author: The Union
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.
Author: American Cancer Society
This guide examines specific barriers to the enforcement of smokefree laws and regulations and offers proven advocacy strategies for overcoming these barriers.
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.
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.
Author: World Bank
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.
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.
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.
Author: Rahmayanti et al. (2019)
This study analyzes the perception of smokefree policy within a university community service program and finds that while many people are aware of smoking's harmful effects, they do not know about smokefree policies, highlighting the need for community education, effective communication, and engagement.
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.
Author: Levy et al. (2013)
This study aims to determine the number of smoking-attributable deaths were averted due to the implementation of MPOWER policies.
Author: Wynne et al. (2018)
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
Author: Levy et al. (2018)
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.
Author: Mendes et al. (2017)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the perceived enforcement of anti-smoking legislation on 4 Brazilian cities.
Outcomes for Implementation Research: Conceptual Distinctions, Measurement Challenges, and Research Agenda
Author: Proctor et al. (2010)
This paper proposes a general working taxonomic of eight implementation elements to measure implementation outcomes, advance implementation processes, and improve effectiveness of implementation strategies.
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.
Author: The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project
This report reviews the global evidence on the impact of the WHO FCTC implementation of tobacco control legislation.
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.
Author: Pimple et al. (2014)
This article uses a random sampling process to evaluate compliance with the COPTA legislation in India.
Author: Lal et al. (2011)
This article demonstrates how smokefree compliance can be assessed through simple and cost-effective survey tools and can be used to validate implementation and enforcement progress.
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.
Implementing smoke-free policies in low- and middle-income countries: A brief review and research agenda
Author: Byron et al. (2019)
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.
Author: Mlinarić et al. (2019)
Study that analyzes existing smokefree evidence and translates it into recommendations to improve smokefree implementation in outdoor venues.
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.
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.
Author: Washington University Center for Public Health Systems Science
Set of tools for program sustainability including a self assessment guide and a program framework guide.
Author: The Union
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.
Author: Global Smokefree Partnership
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 to support the implementation of smokefree policies.
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.
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 to provide guidance for creating comprehensive implementation and enforcement agendas, yearly plans and public health goal setting.
This is a set of smokefree hospital strategic guides to equip those implementing smokefree policies with the tools for effective implementation and enforcement.