ITC Project


Romania is one of six countries that make up the ITC 6 European Country Project. 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.Romania ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on September 15, 2006. 




Survey Overview

Survey Mode: Computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI)
Survey Dates
Sample Size
June 25 - August 8, 2016
1,001 Smokers
February 2018 - Present
1,000* Smokers and Quitters
* Target sample size

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Romania Contact


Partner Institutions

Thomas Agar, Project Manager             
Anne Quah, Research Scientist – Country
Project Management
Geoff Fong, ITC Principal Investigator  
Constantine Vardavas, EUREST PLUS Coordinator
Antigona Trofor, Country Principal Investigator