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The purpose of the Secondhand Smoking Monitoring website is to expand capacity for conducting SHS monitoring in support of smoke-free policies and initiatives around the world through web-based trainings and protocols; an interactive database to share results and findings globally; and connecting partners and other institutions providing SHS monitoring support.

This online resource for secondhand smoke monitoring was developed by the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in partnership with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Southern California, Institute for Global Health.

The Institute for Global Tobacco Control works to prevent death and disease from tobacco use through research, education and policy development. Established in 1998 in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Institute serves as a key international resource for tobacco control and has ongoing research projects in more than 40 countries.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute is a comprehensive research and treatment center located in Buffalo, New York.  Over its long history, Roswell Park Cancer Institute has made fundamental contributions to reducing the cancer burden and has successfully maintained an exemplary leadership role in setting the national standards for cancer care, research and education.

USC Institute for Global Health is being developed at the University of Southern California as a new locus for interdisciplinary collaboration between university students, faculty and global medical professionals, and public health leaders. The Institute will address some of this century’s emerging global challenges: impacts of globalization and health, increased consumption of tobacco, decreased physical activity, increased environmental degradation, the rising incidence of chronic diseases, increasing inequity and poverty, and the quickening spread of emerging diseases.


This project is funded by the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use and the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI), developed in consultation with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Southern California, Institute for Global Health.