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Tobacco Control is an international peer review journal covering the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide; tobacco's effects on population health, the economy, the environment, and society; efforts to prevent and control the global tobacco epidemic through population level education and policy changes; the ethical dimensions of tobacco control policies; and the activities of the tobacco industry and its allies.
Essential reading for everyone with an interest in tobacco control, including public health professionals, researchers, policy makers and educators.
ASH Scotland conference
The ASH Scotland conference will be held on 18-19 June 2015 in Edinburgh. Health advocates from the UK, Europe and further afield will seek to map out the journey to a society free from the harm caused by tobacco. TC Editor-in-Chief Ruth Malone will present a plenary session on global endgame thinking.
In the news
Agreements between the EU and tobacco companies to curb cigarette smuggling have too many loopholes and should be abandoned.
In December 2012 Australia became the first jurisdiction to mandate plain packaging for tobacco products. This supplement provides an initial evaluation of the policy, exploring the impacts of plain packaging on young people, adult smokers, pricing and illicit tobacco use.
In some countries, waterpipes are now more popular than cigarettes and usage is growing. This Open Access supplement focusses on the global spread and health effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking.
Are increases in tobacco taxes the best way to combat the tobacco epidemic? To mark World No Tobacco Day we have published an online themed issue on Price and Trade. This free to read until the end of May.