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 29 countries and includes over 150 tobacco control collaborators. 

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Youth in Canada and U.S. Vaping More Than Ever

UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO (Thursday June 20, 2019): A new generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason that more adolescents in Canada and the U.S. are vaping more than ever before. 

Researchers at the University of Waterloo examined rates of vaping and smoking in Canada, the U.S. and England among youth aged 16 to 19. The study found that between 2017 and 2018, the number of adolescents saying they had vaped within the last 30 days jumped by five per cent in the U.S., eight per cent in Canada, while England remained fairly steady. 

World Health Organization, "The special supplement of Tobacco Control Journal on the WHO FCTC impact assessment now published"

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (Wednesday, June 18, 2019): At the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) in India, Parties to the Convention learned about the outcome of the impact assessment exercise of the treaty, carried out by a group of independent experts upon the mandate from the Conference of the Parties. Since then, the progress has by no means slowed down.

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