ITC Project

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom was one of the four original countries of the ITC Project, which has been active in its evaluation of the various tobacco control policies implemented, including enhanced and graphic warning labels, the 2003 tobacco advertising ban, and more. In addition, the United Kingdom has a higher rate of smokers who buy their cigarettes from independent sellers than is observed in other ITC countries, a compensatory behaviour which is of interest to researchers. The ITC Project is also monitoring the reactions and support for the new smoke-free laws in Scotland (launched along with ITC Ireland) and England. The United Kingdom signed the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) on June 16, 2003, and ratified the treaty on December 16, 2004.

Resources

 

Survey Overview

Survey Mode: Telephone Survey and Web Survey

Wave Survey Dates Survey Sample
1 October 30 to December 30, 2002 2,401 Smokers
2 May 16 to September 28, 2003 2,120 Smokers and Quitters
3 June 3 to December 27, 2004 2,080 Smokers and Quitters
4 October 10 2005 to January 31, 2006 2,043 Smokers and Quitters
5
October 11, 2006 to February 17, 2007
2,019 Smokers and Quitters
6
September 21, 2007 to February 12, 2008
2,007 Smokers and Quitters
7
October 28, 2008 to July 28, 2009
1,823 Smokers and Quitters
8
July 13, 2010 to June 24, 2011
1,325 Smokers and Quitters
9
February 7 to September 10, 2013
1,403 Smokers and Quitters
10 August 27 to December 2014* 1,470 Smokers and Quitters
 
 

United Kingdom Timeline.JPG

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Scotland Timeline.JPG

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United Kingdom Contact Information

Partner Institutions

Anne Quah, Research Scientist
Email: ackquah@uwaterloo.ca​
 
Ann McNeill, Principal Investigator
Email: ann.mcneill@kcl.ac.uk
 
Gerard Hastings, Principal Investigator
Email: gerard.hastings@stir.ac.uk