The ITC Project typically conducts surveys in single countries in partnership with in-country institutions. However, the ITC Project also conducts multi-country projects requiring large international collaborations with multiple institutions, and partners with government agencies and other organizations to produce country-specific dissemination products and conduct other special projects. To date, the ITC Project has been part of the following projects:
The main objective of EUREST-PLUS is to monitor and evaluate the impact of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) within the context of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)
ratification at a European level. EUREST-PLUS is a thirteen-partner EU joint project, coordinated by ENSP (Coordinator: Constantine Vardavas).
The goal of the Program Project is to extend the work of the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project and to characterize the effectiveness of current and potential future policies to regulate NVPs. This research is premised on the belief that to thoroughly assess policies regulating NVPs it is essential to do so at both the population level and at the individual-level under controlled experimental conditions.
The renewal of this P01 builds upon the longstanding International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project, which has used cross-country comparisons and a common mediation model to evaluate the behavioral impacts of national-level tobacco control policies. The previous P01 extensively researched and documented the transitions between cigarettes and nicotine vaping products and how policies impact their use. For this renewal, we have added heated tobacco products, thus extending our previous two-product model to three products, but otherwise maintaining a similar team structure and research approach.
The goal of this Project is to disseminate findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Canada Survey – a national cohort survey of 3,800 adult cigarette smokers, vapers, and users of other nicotine products to evaluate Canada’s implementation of the WHO FCTC and the impact of tobacco and vaping regulatory measures. Five knowledge translation products will be prepared on 1) the impact of Canada’s plain packaging law (a report and a scientific paper); 2) the short-term impact of COVID-19 on smoking and vaping in Canada (a report and a scientific paper); and 3) an ITC Canada National Report on use of tobacco and nicotine products, the impact of key FCTC policies and measures to regulate vaping products, and support for potential future policy measures.