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 25 countries and includes over 100 tobacco control collaborators.

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News & Highlights

University of Waterloo Awarded More Than $8 Million to Study Impact of E-cigarette Policies

WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday, July 11, 2016) — Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been awarded a grant of $8.8 million from the U.S. National Cancer Institute to evaluate the public-health impact of government policies to regulate tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products.

Bangladesh Study Shows Tobacco Products are Becoming More Affordable and There is Need for Tobacco Tax System Reform as Tobacco Users may Switch Between Tobacco Products Rather than Quit

(Monday, 2 May 2016, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada): A report released today entitled “The trend in affordability of tobacco products in Bangladesh 2009-2015: Evidence from ITC Bangladesh Surveys” found that although the price of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco increased between 2009 and 2015, rapid economic growth in Bangladesh more than offset these increases.

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