The Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) was established in 1998 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The Institute aims to prevent death and disease from tobacco use by generating, synthesizing, and translating scientific evidence to support effective tobacco control policies, programs and activities.
Three pillars support and frame the Institute’s work as it seeks to carry out this mission: (1) knowledge generation, synthesis and translation; (2) evaluation and surveillance; and, (3) capacity building.
Through its work and growing reputation, the Institute has become a key international resource to support tobacco control action in countries around the world. The Institute has received recognition for its work and achievements by being designated as a partner in the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use and a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization.