Steven Hoffman: Tobacco control interventions

Steven Hoffman, 2012 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) a study which focuses on cigarette consumption estimates for 71 countries from 1970 to 2015: systematic collection of comparable data to facilitate quasi-experimental evaluations of national and global tobacco control interventions.

Using the data from this study, a second study was published measuring the impact of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) treaty mechanism.


We believe these studies now represent the most rigorous impact evaluation of an international law ever conducted – which will hopefully set a new benchmark for how such evaluations are conducted in the future by us and others.


Steven Hoffman completed a PhD in Health Policy at Harvard University where he researched how global regulatory strategies can be designed to better address transnational health threats, social inequalities and human rights challenges.

He is currently Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Population & Public Health and Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science at York University.