Course: Global Tobacco Control

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Course Description

Provides an introduction to global tobacco control. Presents the health and economic burden of tobacco use worldwide and highlights practical approaches to tobacco prevention, control, surveillance, and evaluation. Examines transnational tobacco control issues, including the following: the interpretation and packaging of epidemiologic evidence for policy makers, the determinants of tobacco addiction, the economics of global tobacco control, tobacco industry strategies, legal foundations for regulation, and basic surveillance and evaluation methods using lectures, case-studies, and discussion.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the scope of the health and economic burden of tobacco use worldwide.
  • Understand the impact of transnational tobacco companies.
  • Describe the components of a comprehensive tobacco control strategy.
  • Critically evaluate tobacco control intervention strategies.
  • Access information resources on tobacco and health.

Course Requirements

Exams, paper and participation in online discussions.