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Johns Hopkins Launches New Online Course for Global Tobacco Control

Since 2007, the Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has offered the online course Global Tobacco Control: Learning from the Experts. This was a first-of-its-kind course, with over 15,000 registered users from 201 different countries by the end of 2017.

On October 9, 2018, Learning From the Experts launched a new course with a complete content and visual overhaul. All content has been updated in a new condensed format using the latest technology in online learning. It will now take approximately 20 hours to complete, versus 40 hours for the old course, and you still get the same quality of information, organized into six engaging and interactive modules. All course content has been created with accessibility features, making it possible for learners from a range of abilities to participate fully in the online experience.

Responsive design allows for anytime, anywhere learning — users can use laptops, tablets, and mobile phones to access the course at their own pace and comfort.  Learners get a comprehensive understanding of the tobacco control landscape and its many complexities with 27 subject matter experts from 14 countries, representing all six WHO regions. In 2019, the course will be available the six UN languages plus Portuguese and Vietnamese in 2019, making it even more accessible to the global tobacco control community.

We do hope that you explore this valuable resource today, and share with your public health networks, as we advance the fight against tobacco-related death and disease worldwide.