Running the Numbers

Colorful green and orange cigarette pack advertising double fusion capsule flavors, photographed against a moody purple background

A recent study by IGTC examined cigarette sales data from Mexico to compare capsule cigarette product and marketing attributes alongside sales trends. Read our paper now

Colorful green and orange cigarette pack advertising double fusion capsule flavors, photographed against a moody purple background

Devious Behavior

Manipulation of health warning labels in Indonesia

The tobacco industry has altered health warning labels on Indonesian cigarette packs to gain additional marketing space. Read our paper now

Manipulation of health warning labels in Indonesia

Checking Compliance

Mexico HWL compliance

Our most recent health warning label compliance project assessed 191 cigarette packs in Mexico. Read the fact sheet

Mexico HWL compliance

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.

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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

A growing number of regions and countries have introduced innovative policy measures to counter the tobacco industry’s packaging design and marketing appeals. From single pack presentation in Uruguay to a menthol ban in Canadian provinces, we’ve archived images and data from special collections assessing the impact of tobacco packaging policy measures. Explore the specific projects and search the packs by brand family and keywords.

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