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Tobacco Control

is an international peer-reviewed journal covering the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide

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Tobacco Control is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.

Tobacco Control is an international peer-reviewed 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.

The journal is essential reading for everyone with an interest in tobacco control, including public health professionals, researchers, policy makers and educators.

Professor Ruth Malone
University of California San Francisco
Editorial board

Access the News and Views blog here and follow TC on social media: Twitter; FacebookPodcastsYouTube

COVID-19 and smoking: resources, research and news: To provide information to health professionals and the general public, this page provides resources, research and news reports about COVID-19 and smoking, vaping and other tobacco products. This page will be updated regularly as additional resources are published.

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Tobacco Control 30th Anniversary


In 2022, Tobacco Control celebrates its 30th Anniversary! This occasion is being marked with a special Anniversary Issue, an infographic, and an interview with Editor-in-Chief Professor Ruth Malone.

You can now watch Professor Ruth Malone's interview with Dr Verrall covering New Zealand's world-leading plan to reach the smoke-free 2025 goal, the government's action plan & the role that research has played in shaping it.

Visit the Tobacco Control Anniversary Page to discover more about the last thirty years in tobacco control, and join the discussion on Twitter using #TobaccoControl30Years

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Should menthol e-cigarettes be banned? Reaction of adult smokers and users of e-cigarettes to hypothetical bans

29 November 2022

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Cigarette prices and smoking among adults in eight sub-Saharan African countries: evidence from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey

25 November 2022

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The Framework Convention Alliance Rebrands as the Global Alliance for Tobacco Control

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Selected Supplements

The Economics of Tobacco Control (Part 3): Evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project
The Economics of Tobacco Control (Part 3): Evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project

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