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 25 countries and includes over 100 tobacco control collaborators.

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News & Highlights

The Fifth Estate, "E-cigarettes: Welcome Back, Big Tobacco"

THE FIFTH ESTATE (Friday, October 21, 2016): Five million Canadians still smoke, and Health Canada is on the cusp of deciding how e-cigarettes should be regulated. Could e-cigarettes help wean smokers over to a safer nicotine delivery device? What will this mean for our e-cigarette industry?

Until now, e-cigarettes with nicotine have not been endorsed by Health Canada. And that's kept Big Tobacco out of the Canadian market. Will new regulations open the doors for a tarred industry to join in the e-cigarette revolution?

University of Waterloo Awarded More Than $8 Million to Study Impact of E-cigarette Policies

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, July 11, 2016) — Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been awarded a grant of $8.8 million from the U.S. National Cancer Institute to evaluate the public-health impact of government policies to regulate tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products.

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