ITC Project

Germany

Germany ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in December 2004. The ITC Germany Project launched its first Wave of surveys in 2007. Wave 2 was conducted in 2009 among the Wave 1 cohort only (no replenishment of those lost to follow-up) with a focus on evaluating state-level smoke-free laws in pubs, bars, and restaurants. Wave 3 was conducted only among the Wave 1 and 2 cohort smokers and a small sample of cohort non-smokers with no replenishment. 

Germany is also one of six countries that make up the ITC 6 European Country Project. Using a completely new cohort, the ITC 6E Project’s goal is to evaluate the effect of the European Commission’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) 2014, through both a pre- and post-implementation longitudinal survey in six European Union Member States. The Articles and subsequent implementing acts of the TPD address issues of tobacco product ingredients, additives, reporting, packaging, labelling, illicit trade, cross border sales, and e-cigarettes among all European Union Member States. The TPD came into effect on May 20th, 2016.  The first Wave will be conducted from June to August 2016, and the follow-up Wave is planned for October 2017. The ITC 6 European Country Project is part of the EUREST PLUS Project.

Resources

 

Survey Overview

Survey Mode: Random Digit Dialed Telephone Survey

Wave Survey Dates Survey Sample
1 July 11, to November 20, 2007 1,515 Smokers and 1,059 Non-Smokers
2 July 23 to October 12, 2009 1,002 Smokers and Quitters and 819 Non-Smokers
3 September 12 to October 14, 2011 569 Smokers and Quitters and 151 Non-Smokers
 
EUREST PLUS

Survey Mode: Computer assisted personal interview (CAPI)

Wave Survey Dates Sample Size
1 June 15 - August 30, 2016 1,003 Smokers
2 Anticipated October 2017 1,000* Smokers and Quitters
* Target sample size  
 
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Germany Contact Information

Partner Institutions

Thomas Agar, Project Manager
 
Anne Quah, Research Scientist - Country Project Management
 
Geoffrey Fong, ITC Principal Investigator
 
Constantine Vardavas, EUREST PLUS Coordinator
 
Ute Mons, Country Principal Investigator
Email: u.mons@dkfz-heidelberg.de