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 28 countries and includes over 150 tobacco control collaborators.

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News & Highlights

Death Toll Among Smokers in China Will Surge if Government Doesn't Take Action, Study Shows

WATERLOO, Ont. (Wednesday, May 31, 2017): Despite signing a World Health Organization treaty on tobacco control over a decade ago, China is experiencing one million deaths per year from smoking, and more than half of the country’s 316 million smokers say they have no intention of quitting.

The Global Tobacco Control Treaty has Reduced Smoking Rates in its First Decade, but More Work is Needed

Despite worldwide progress since the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) came into effect in 2005, not all key demand-reduction measures have been fully implemented at the same pace, but doing so could reduce tobacco use even further.        
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