About Tobacco Control

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.


Tobacco Control is owned by BMJ.

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate 24% for original research 
Average time from submission to first decision

27 days for original articles

Average time from acceptance to online publication

19 days 

Frequency Bimonthly
Impact factor 6.321
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 Print 0964-4563
ISSN Online 1468-3318

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