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The Department of Tobacco Control publishes new research each year. Position and discussion papers have been written on emerging issues including e-cigarettes, NCDs and tobacco control, trade agreements and their impact on tobacco control legislation, and sustainable funding for tobacco control programmes.

The following papers, arranged by country, were published between 2013 and now. For more information about any of these publications please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Latif E, Nair M, (2016) E-cigarettes: a need to broaden the debate. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 20(11): 1430-1435

Jackson-Morris A, Latif E. Index of Tobacco Control Sustainability: a tool to measure the sustainability of national tobacco control programmes. Tobacco Control, BMJ. 2016 Apr

Jackson-Morris A, Bleymann K, Lyall E, Aslam F, Singh Bam T, Chowdhury I, Daouda EA, Espinosa M, Romo J, Singh RJ, Semple S (2016) Low-cost air quality monitoring methods to assess compliance with smoke-free regulations: a multi-center study in six low and middle-income countries. Nicotine & Tobacco Research

Jackson-Morris AM, Fujiwara P, Pevsner E (2015) Clearing the smoke around the TB-HIV syndemic: Smoking as a critical issue for TB and HIV treatment and care.Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Sep;19(9):1003-6  

Latif E, Warner V (2015) Legislation and Smoking Prevention. Loddenkemper R, Kreuter M (eds): The Tobacco Epidemic, ed 2, rev. and ext. Prog Respir Res. Basel, Karger; 42:136-148

Jackson-Morris A, Latif E (2013) Strengthening government tobacco control in low /middle income countries: a 'must do' for lung health progress. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis., 17 (8):997-1000.

Bam TS, Bellew W, Berezhnova I, Jackson-Morris A, Jones A, Latif E, Molinari MA, Quan G, Singh RJ, Wisotzky M (2014) Position statement on electronic cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems'. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis., 18(1):5–7.

Schraufnagel DE, Latif E (2014) Non-communicable diseases, tobacco, and The Union. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis., 18(10):1139-1140(2) [editorial]

Jackson-Morris A, Chowdhury I, Warner V, Bleymann K (2015) Multi-Stakeholder Taskforces in Bangladesh — A Distinctive Approach to Build Sustainable Tobacco Control Implementation. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 12(1), 474-48



Siddiquea BN, Islam MA, Bam TS, Satyanarayana S, Enarson DA, Reid AJ, Husain Md.A, Ahmed SM, Ferdous S, Ishikawa N (2013) High quit rate among smokers with tuberculosis in a modified smoking cessation programme in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Public Health Action, 3(3):243-246



L. Xiao, Y. Jiang, X. Liu, Y. Li, Q. Gan, F. Liu (2016) Smoking reduced in urban restaurants: the effect of Beijing Smoking Control Regulation, Tobacco Control BMJ

Y. Lin, L-X. Wang, L-X. Qiu, Q. Huang, Q. Shu, H-X. Lin, X. Meng, X-L. Zeng, L-X. Xiao, T. S. Bam, and C-Y. Chiang (2015) A smoking cessation intervention among tuberculosis patients in rural China. Public Health Action. 2015 Sep 21; 5(3): 183–187

Yang T, Abdullah AS, Li L, Rockett, IRH, Lin Y, Ying J, Guo W, Wu D, Li M (2013) Public place smoke-free regulations, secondhand smoke exposure and related beliefs, awareness, attitudes, and practices among Chinese urban residents. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 10(6): 2370-2383

Benowitz NL, Gan Q, Goniewicz ML, Lu W, Xu J, Li X, Jacob P III, Glantz S (2014) Different profiles of carcinogen exposure in Chinese compared with US cigarette smokers. Tob Control, doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-051945. [Epub ahead of print]



Radwan GN, Latif S, Amin N, Galal D, Aziz M, Attia E (2014) Occupational exposure to second hand smoke and respiratory and sensory symptoms: across-sectional survey of hospital workers in Egypt. Int J Occup Med Environ Health, 27(1):60-70



Kumar AM, Satyanarayana S, Berger SD, Chadha SS, Singh RJ, Lal P, Tonsing J, Harries AD (2015) Promoting operational research through fellowships: a case study from the South-East Asia Union Office. Public Health Action, 5(1): 6-16

Goel S, Singh RJ, Tripathy JP (2015) Impact of modular training on tobacco control on the knowledge of health workers in two jurisdictions of northern India. Indian Journal of Cancer, 52(4):685-688

Singh RJ, Lal P (2016) Tobacco Control in India: where are we? IJTLD

Lal P, Kumar R, Ray S, Sharma N, Bhattarcharya B, Mishra D, Sinha MK, Christian A, Rathinam A, Singh G (2015) The Single Cigarette Economy in India - a Back of the Envelope Survey to Estimate its Magnitude.BMC Public Health, 15:604 doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1972-2

Sharma S, Singh M, Lal P, Goel S (2015) Predictors of tobacco use among youth in India: GATS 2009-2010 survey. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev., 16(17): 7535-40.

Lal P, Srinath S, Goel S, Singh RJ, Sharma D, Kumar R, Bera O (2015) Unravelling India’s tobacco epidemic- priorities and recommendations for the second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS).Global Health Promotion, 22:7-19. 

Lal P, Goel S, Sharma D (2015) In harm’s way: tobacco industry revenues from sales to underage tobacco users in India. Global Health Promotion, pii: 1757975914567927. 

Kumar R, Chauhan G, Satyanarayana S, Lal P, Singh RJ, Wilson NC (2013) Assessing compliance to smoke-free legislation: results of a sub-national survey in Himachal Pradesh, India. WHO South-East Asia J Public Health Journal, 2:52-6

Goel S, Ravindra K, Singh RJ, Sharma D (2013) Effective smoke free policies in achieving high level of compliance with smoke free law- Experience from a district of North India. Tob Control, doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050673

R. Kumar, S. Goel, P. Lal, D. Sharma, R. Singh (2013) Refining compliance surveys to measure the smokefree status of jurisdictions using the Delphi method. Public Health Action; 3(4): 1–4

Kaur J, Sachdeva KS, Modi B, Jain DC, Chauhan LS, Dave P, Singh RJ, Wilson N (2013) Promoting tobacco cessation by integrating 'brief advice' in tuberculosis control programme. WHO South-East Asia J Public Health, 2:28-33

Lal P, Srinath S, Goel S, Singh RJ, Sharma D, Kumar R, Bera O (2014) Unravelling India's tobacco epidemic - priorities and recommendations for the second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). Global Health Promot, pii: 1757975914536914. [Epub ahead of print]

Goel S, Singh RJ, Sharma D, Singh A (2014) Public opinion about smoking and smoke free legislation in a district of North India. Indian J Cancer, 51(3):330-334

Goel S, Tripathy JP, Singh RJ, Lal P (2014) Smoking trends among women in India: Analysis of nationally representative surveys (1993-2009). South Asian J Cancer, 3(4):200-202

Kumar R, Goel S, Harries AD, Lal P, Singh RJ, Kumar AM, Wilson NC (2014) How good is compliance with smoke free legislation in India? Results of 38 subnational surveys. Int Health, 6(3):189-195

Goel S, Kumar R, Tripathi J, Singh RJ, Rathinam A, Christian A (2014) How compliant are tobacco vendors to India's tobacco control legislation on ban of advertisements at point of sale? A three jurisdictions review. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 15(24):10637-42

Goel S, Ravindra K, Singh RJ, Sharma D (2014) Effective smoke-free policies in achieving a high-level of compliance with smoke-free law: experiences from a district of North India. Tob Control, 23(4):291-4 doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2012-050673. Epub 2013 Jan 15.

Lal P, Kumar R, Ray S, Sharma N, Bhattarcharya B, Mishra D, Sinha MK, Christian A, Rathinam A, Singh G (2015) The Single Cigarette Economy in India - a Back of the Envelope Survey to Estimate its Magnitude. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev, 16(13):5579-82



Bam T, Aditama T, Chiang C-Y, Rubeah R, Suhaemi A (2015) Smoking cessation and smokefree environments for tuberculosis patients in Indonesia - a cohort study. BMC Public Health, 15:604 doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1972-2



Soñora G,Carballo J,Vedovato L (2015) Controle do tabaco no Uruguai. O caso Philip Morris vs. Uruguai."Revista Iberoamericana de Derecho Internacional y de la Integración" 

Molinari M, Sóñora G, Garrido Herrero L (2010) Development of capacities for tobacco control in Latin America. National Institute of Public Health, Salud Pública México, 52(2):298-303

Manual for Developing Tobacco Control Legislation in the Region of the Americas. Washington, DC: PAHO, 2013

Molinari M, Sóñora G, Galhardo Ferreira Vianna C (2014) A legal perspective on protecting public health policies for controlling tobacco from the tobacco industry interference, Virtual Journal of School of Law of the Order of Lawyers of Brazil, V(17)



Bellew W, Antonio M, Limpin M, Alzona L, Trinidad F, Dorotheo U, Yapchiongco R, Garcia R, Anden A, Alday J (2013) Addressing the tobacco epidemic in the Philippines: progress since ratification of the WHO FCTC [Review article]. Public Health Action, 3(21): 103-108(6)



O.A. Sukhovskaya, I.A. Berezhnova, M.A. Smirnova, D.O. Trufanov, S.S. Ivanova, D.N. Kuznetsova, N.V. Kulikov (2015) Experience of monitoring of implementation of the Federal Law «On protecting people’s health from tobacco smoking and its consequences» Medical Alliance, №3 , 2015

Maslennikova GY, Oganov RG, Boytsov SA, Ross H, Huang AT, Near A, Kotov A, Berezhnova I, Levy DT (2014) Russia SimSmoke: the long-term effects of tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence and smoking-attributable deaths in Russia. Tob Control, 23(6):484-90. [Epub 2013]

Antonov NS, Sakharova GM, Donitiva VV, Kotov AA, Berezhnova IA, Latif E (2014) Electronic Cigarettes: Assessment of safety and risk for health. Pulmonologia, 3: 122-127.





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