ITC Project


Australia ratified the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on October 27, 2004. In 2002, ITC launched surveys in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, referred to as the Four Country (4C) Wave 1 Survey. Australia was one of the ITC Project's original four ITC countries because it is a world-leader in tobacco control policies, for instance, it was the first country to implement plain packaging laws mandating that cigarettes be sold in olive-green packages with a standard font, no industry logos, and prominent health warnings.

In 2016, the ITC Project received funding to evaluate policies that regulate vaporized nicotine products (VNPs), including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), at the population level by examining use and the evolution of the VNP marketplace in Australia, Canada, the United States, and England, referred to as the ITC Four Country Smoking and Vaping Survey (4CV). More information about the tobacco and e-cigarette study is available at:



Survey Overview

Survey Mode: Random Digit Dialed Telephone Survey and Web Survey

Wave Survey Dates Survey Sample
4C1 October 30 to December 30, 2002 2,305 Smokers
4C2 May 16 to September 28, 2003 2,134 Smokers and Quitters
4C3 June 3 to December 27, 2004 2,103 Smokers and Quitters
4C4 October 10, 2005 to January 31 2006 2,029 Smokers and Quitters
4C5 October 11, 2006 to February 17, 2007 2,168 Smokers and Quitters
4C6 September 21, 2007 to February 12, 2008 2,170 Smokers and Quitters
4C7 October 25, 2008 to July 28, 2009 1,774 Smokers and Quitters
4C8 July 13, 2010 to June 24, 2011 1,513 Smokers and Quitters
4C8.5 September 26, 2011 to February 13, 2012 1,507 Smokers and Quitters
4C9 February 7 to May 31, 2013 1,492 Smokers and Quitters
4C10 August 27 to December 15, 2014 1,476 Smokers and Quitters

Survey Mode: Web Survey

Wave Survey Dates Survey Sample
4CV1 July 25 to November 30, 2016 2,085 Smokers, Quitters, and Nicotine Product Users
4CV2 March to June 2018 1,515 Smokers, Quitters, and Nicotine Product Users
4CV3 Anticipated February 2020 2,000* Smokers, Quitters, and Nicotine Product Users
* Target sample size

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Australia Contact Information

Partner Institutions

Janine Ouimet, Project Manager
Anne Quah, Research Scientist
Ron Borland, Principal Investigator