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(C) Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (TCP India Project)

The project is through Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health, Navi Mumbai in collaboration with University of Waterloo, Canada. In India, the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project) is known as the “Tobacco Control Policy (TCP) India Pilot Study Survey” to avoid confusion with the “India Tobacco Company.” TCP India Project and all other International Tobacco Control (ITC) Surveys being conducted in 20 countries, was designed to evaluate and understand the psychosocial and behavioural effects of national-level tobacco control policies.

At present this project is running in four states: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. In MP the research work is going on in 10 wards of Indore city and 4 villages ie Simrol, Kodaria,Kampel & Bada Bangarda.

The aim of the research project is to find out:

The impact of specific tobacco control policies that have been, or will be, implemented in India.
The prevalence and patterns of tobacco use behavior in India.
To compare the tobacco use behavior and the impact of tobacco control policies between India and other TCP countries.

The research project will also examine how religion and culture may affect smoking by comparing the views of Indian tobacco users to those of smokers from 20 different countries such as Bangladesh, China, Thailand, Malaysia, USA, Canada, UK and Australia etc. The First Wave of the study has been completed and data entry has been done. Currently Second Wave of the study is going on and till date 1170 Tobacco users and 390 Tobacco non users have been re-contacted. Towels are being distributed to the respondents as a token of appreciation.

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