* Over 88% of smokers support a total ban on smoking in enclosed public venues
* Nearly half (48%) of smokers support a total ban on tobacco products within 10 years
if the government helps smokers quit *
* Over 74% of smokers and over 83% of non-smokers support a ban on smoking indoors
at Olympic venues *
(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).