Aims and scope

Tobacco Control aims to study 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.

Editorial Board

For information about the Tobacco Control Editor-in-Chief Ruth Malone and her editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


Tobacco Control is owned by BMJ.

Journal statistics

Acceptance Rate 20% for original research
Time to Submission to First Decision 27 days
Time to Acceptance to Publication 13 days (online)
11 months (print)
Frequency Bi-monthly
Impact Factor 5.469
CiteScore 3.70, rank 4/230 (2016)
Indexed by Medline and Index Medicus, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Current Contents/Social & Behavioural Sciences, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
Launch date 1992
ISSN 0964-4563
ISSN (online) 1468-3318

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