Certificate in Global Tobacco Control
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Tobacco is on pace to kill one billion people in the 21st Century and will continue to strain the world's healthcare systems well into the next century unless more is done. The Certificate in Global Tobacco Control from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Institute for Global Tobacco Control, prepares professionals, scientists and students to reduce and ultimately end the global burden of tobacco use.

This graduate-level certificate equips participants with skills and strategies necessary in supporting effective tobacco control policy development, implementation and evaluation. Participants go on to play key roles in anti-tobacco efforts around the globe at all levels of government, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, etc. Offered in a flexible, online format, working professionals can expand their public health expertise without disrupting their busy schedules.


Tobacco control strategies and policies differ greatly from country to country. The online Graduate Certificate in Global Tobacco Control provides a core understanding of technical skills that allow participants to advance tobacco control efforts in their countries. Educational objectives of the program include:

  • Identifying the types and sources of tobacco control evidence including surveillance data, epidemiological studies, intervention research, and program and policy evaluation.
  • Describing the specific activities, strategies and methods that have been undertaken to reduce tobacco use in the US and countries around the world.
  • Describing tobacco product regulation in the context of the U.S. and abroad.
  • Recognizing and describing communication approaches that are currently used to educate and inform individuals, communities and countries concerning tobacco control.
  • Articulating epidemiological, quantitative, and qualitative research and evaluation methods using specific tobacco control examples.


The Certificate in Global Tobacco Control provides students with specialized skills and knowledge to work in the area of tobacco control. From research scientists to public health professionals and even members of international governments, graduates of the program obtain skills to reduce tobacco use within populations across the world.

With this flexible online program from the No. 1 school of public health, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the history and reach of the tobacco epidemic; the inner workings of the tobacco industry; proven strategies and methods for informing and educating individuals, communities, and countries; and much more.

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