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.


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Journal statistics

Acceptance rate

20% for original research

Average time from submission to first decision

27 days for original articles

Average time from acceptance to online publication

13 days

Time from Acceptance to Publication

13 days (online)
11 months (print)



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Medline and Index Medicus, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, Current Contents/Social & Behavioural Sciences, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus

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