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India ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on February 5, 2004. In 2007, the ITC Project partnered with Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health to establish a project called Tobacco Control Policy (TCP) India (IN) Survey. The TCP IN Survey began with a pilot survey in the state of Maharashtra. The TCP IN Survey has conducted three waves of adult tobacco users and non-users aged 15 and older in four states—Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and West Bengal.

Survey Overview

Survey Mode: Face-to-Face Interview
Wave Survey Dates Survey Sample Size
Pilot - India January 7 to March 31, 2007 764 Tobacco Users
IN1 August 9, 2010 to October 18, 2011 10,310 (2,060 Smokers, 5,991 Smokeless Tobacco Users, and 2,259 Non-Users)
IN2 October 9, 2012 to September 15, 2013 9,653 (1,643 Smokers, 4,910 Smokeless Tobacco Users, 628 Quitters, and 2,472 Non-User)
IN3 July 30, 2018 to July 30, 2019 8,000* Tobacco Users and 2,400* Non-Users (*Target sample size)

IN Timeline

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