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October 2015

Volume 24

Issue e3

Impact factor: 5.933

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.

Economics of Tobacco Control

We have just published a new supplement from the ITC Project on the economics of tobacco control. This is the follow up to a supplement on the same topic published in 2014. Both are free to read.

Economics supplement part 2 >>

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Economics supplement part 1 >> 

NEW Impact Factor

We are delighted to announce that TC remains the leading journal in the field of tobacco research and policy, with an Impact Factor of 5.933 for 2014. Congratulations to the editorial team for all of their hard work. 

Plain packaging

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.

Implementation and evaluation of the Australian tobacco plain packaging policy >>


Corne Van Walbeek, guest editor of the supplement, speaks to Geoffrey T Fong, University of Waterloo, and Frank Chaloupka, University of Illinois, about the 13 papers in the supplement and the links between the results across different countries.

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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. 

The waterpipe: an emerging global epidemic in need of action >>