The International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Consortium (i.e., ITC Project), was established in 2002 with the aim of applying rigorous evaluation methods to understand the impact of the tobacco control policies implemented as part of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The study design combines quasi-experimental methods and theoretically defined mediational models that allow predictions about how specific policies will influence tobacco use beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. FCTC policies that are evaluated as part of the ITC Project include: (a) enhanced warning labels;(b) elimination of

Public Health Relevance

Tobacco use is a major cause of premature mortality and in low and middle-income (LMICs) it constitutes not only a looming health catastrophe but also a drain on economic development. Tobacco control policies implemented through the WHO FCTC represents the best hope to significantly lessen the impact of the tobacco epidemic in LMICs.

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National Institute of Health (NIH)
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Research Program Projects (P01)
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3P01CA138389-06W2
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8735852
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Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1-RPRB-7)
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2013-08-01
Budget End
2014-07-31
Support Year
6
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$81,623
Indirect Cost
$1,157
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Medical University of South Carolina
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