The International Tobacco Control evaluates the psychosocial and behavioral effects of national-level tobacco control policies throughout the world. The project follows thousands of adult smokers over multiple years and in their respective countries to monitor the changes of national-level tobacco policies according to the recommendations of the first and currently only international treaty on health, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC.)
ITC Investigators Geoff Fong, Ron Borland, and Michael Cummings present an introduction to the ITC Project
The (ITC) International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project, works to document the impact of policies to reduce tobacco use. In this report we show how adoption of a comprehensive smoke-free indoor air policy in Uruguay lead to a marked reduction in hospital admissions heart attacks within a relative short period after the law was enacted. The results of the study are consistent with findings in other places that have adopted smoke-free laws. Two of the co-authors of the report, Drs. Eduardo Bianco and Stanton Glantz, talk about the economic and public health impact of the smoke-free law in Uruguay.
|2014 Surgeon General Report||ITC USA National Report 2014|