Cultural Appropriation


We recently found blatant examples of cultural appropriation on cigarette packs in Mexico. Read our paper now.


Straw Cigarettes in Brazil

Straw cigarettes

Straw cigarettes have grown in popularity in Brazil, alongside an increase in masculine appeals on packaging. Learn more in our video.

Straw cigarettes

Infraction Distractions


Tobacco companies use misleading environmental claims and corporate social responsibility on their packaging to deceive customers. Learn more.


About TPackSS

Who We Are

The Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health developed the Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) project to systematically document the variety of cigarette packages available in the 14 low- and middle-income countries with the greatest number of smokers.

The goal of TPackSS is to monitor whether required health warnings on tobacco packages are being implemented as intended, and to identify pack design features and marketing appeals that might violate or detract from country tobacco packaging requirements in these countries. 

Pack Search

Browse over 6,600 packs collected from 14 low- and middle-income countries.

Ukrainian cigarette packs
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Submit your own tobacco pack photos and view other user-submitted images of tobacco packs from around the world.

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Special Collections

Selected Packs