ITC Project

What is the ITC Project?

The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project) is the first international research program for the systematic evaluation of key policies of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) at the population level. The ITC Project is conducting longitudinal cohort surveys in more than 20 countries and includes over 100 tobacco control collaborators.

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News & Highlights

Uruguay’s Tobacco Control Policies Reducing Smoking Rates, Encouraging Quitting, Finds Six-Year Survey

(Wednesday August 20th, 2014, Montevideo, Uruguay and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada): The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project) today launched a new report on the effectiveness of tobacco control policies in Uruguay, a country currently the target of litigation by Philip Morris International (PMI). Uruguay’s government has consistently asserted its sovereign right to implement tobacco control laws to protect public health and the ITC Uruguay National Report (the Report) confirms that the government’s policies are making significant progress in reducing smoking rates and increasing support among smokers for even stronger tobacco control policies. 

National smoke-free law and increased anti-tobacco marketing, including pictorial warnings on the front of the pack, are needed to help Brazil reduce economic and health burden of tobacco-related illness and death

(Friday, 30 May 2014, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and Brasilia, Brazil):  A report released today at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) World No Tobacco Day event in Brasilia, Brazil, reveals that Brazil needs to address key gaps in its tobacco control policies in order to reduce the economic and health burden of tobacco use. The report, entitled “ITC Brazil Project Report: Findings from the Wave 1 and 2 Surveys (2009 – 2013)”, was produced by the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (the ITC Project), centered at the University of Waterloo, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute (INCA), the National Secretariat for Drug Policy (SENAD), and the Cancer Foundation, with support from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), and the Brazilian Alliance for Tobacco Control (ACTbr). 
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Latest Results

ITC Uruguay National Report

Aug 2014
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ITC Brazil National Report

May 2014
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