The Institute of Social Movements and Tobacco History (ISMTH) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, founded in the city of Kavala in 2008.

It aims at highlighting the local, Balkan and European History of the Tobacco Economy and it researches the various aspects of the dynamic and extrovert economic activity that generated wealth and prosperity and brought in touch diverse societies, national economies and cultures.

The Institute, inspired by a past of fruitful business attempts, social struggles, unionist activities and political and cultural fermentations, wishes to promote the idea that the Human Adventure is common and similar in different places and times and to shed light in the paths that lead us into a stable, prosperous and solidary future.