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Grant Number: 3P01CA138389-05S1 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Cummings, Kenneth
Organization: Medical University Of South Carolina
Project Title: Effectiveness of Tobacco Control Policies in High Vs. Low Income Countries
Fiscal Year: 2012
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Abstract

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This program project (P01) explores the question of whether different tobacco control policies (e.g., product labeling, smoke-free policies, price and taxation, and product regulation) are relatively consistent or inconsistent in effectiveness across different countries with varying incomes and cultures. The proposed research builds upon the work started by the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation consortium (referred to as the ITC Project), which has been supported in part by our Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center grant (TTURC - P50 CA111236). The ITC Project was established with the aim of applying rigorous evaluation methods to try to understand the impact of the tobacco control policies implemented as part of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The strength of the ITC Project has been its unique design utilizing multiple country comparisons, longitudinal cohorts of smokers tracked annually, and a pre-specified, theory-driven mediational model to test hypotheses about the anticipated effects of a given tobacco control policy. Each of the three projects in this application incorporate measures and methods to assess the impact of agent, host, and environmental factors on tobacco use behaviors with slight variations in approach and emphasis. Project 1 examines the relative consistency of different tobacco control policies measured at the population level across a diverse group of 18 high and low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Project 2 extends the work of Project 1 within the area of tobacco packaging and labeling with a focus upon building the evidence for novel policies in LMICs. Project 3 explores how tobacco products differ between high and LMICs, how policies impact product features, and how innate host characteristics such as nicotine metabolism interact with product features to influence tobacco use behaviors. Collectively, the findings from this P01 will help define how different tobacco control policies work, the generality of effects between and within countries, and ultimately inform governments about the need to tailor policy interventions to achieve maximum effectiveness during the next critical five year period of FCTC policy implementation.

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Publications

Patterns and predictors of smokeless tobacco use among adults in Bangladesh: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Bangladesh survey.
Authors: Abdullah AS, Driezen P, Ruthbah UH, Nargis N, Quah AC, Fong GT
Source: PLoS One, 2014;9(7), p. e101934.
EPub date: 2014 Jul 9.
PMID: 25007266
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Switching between menthol and nonmenthol cigarettes: findings from the u.s. Cohort of the international tobacco control four country survey.
Authors: Kasza KA, Hyland AJ, Bansal-Travers M, Vogl LM, Chen J, Evans SE, Fong GT, Cummings KM, O'Connor RJ
Source: Nicotine Tob Res, 2014 Sep;16(9), p. 1255-65.
EPub date: 2014 Jun 30.
PMID: 24984878
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The impact of televised tobacco control advertising content on campaign recall: evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) United Kingdom Survey.
Authors: Richardson S, McNeill A, Langley TE, Sims M, Gilmore A, Szatkowski L, Heath R, Fong GT, Lewis S
Source: BMC Public Health, 2014 May 7;14, p. 432.
EPub date: 2014 May 7.
PMID: 24885426
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The predictive utility of micro indicators of concern about smoking: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country study.
Authors: Partos TR, Borland R, Thrasher JF, Li L, Yong HH, O'Connor RJ, Siahpush M
Source: Addict Behav, 2014 Aug;39(8), p. 1235-42.
EPub date: 2014 Apr 12.
PMID: 24813549
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Evaluation of the smoking ban in public places in France one year and five years after its implementation: Findings from the ITC France survey.
Authors: Fong GT, Craig LV, Guignard R, Nagelhout GE, Tait MK, Driezen P, Kennedy RD, Boudreau C, Wilquin JL, Deutsch A, Beck F
Source: Bull Epidemiol Hebd (Paris), 2013 May;20(21), p. 217-223.
PMID: 24803715
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Investigating the effectiveness of pictorial health warnings in mauritius: findings from the ITC mauritius survey.
Authors: Green AC, Kaai SC, Fong GT, Driezen P, Quah AC, Burhoo P
Source: Nicotine Tob Res, 2014 Sep;16(9), p. 1240-7.
EPub date: 2014 Apr 18.
PMID: 24747120
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Adult smokers' responses to "corrective statements" regarding tobacco industry deception.
Authors: Kollath-Cattano CL, Abad-Vivero EN, Thrasher JF, Bansal-Travers M, O'Connor RJ, Krugman DM, Berg CJ, Hardin JW
Source: Am J Prev Med, 2014 Jul;47(1), p. 26-36.
EPub date: 2014 Apr 18.
PMID: 24746372
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The economics of tobacco control: evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Policy Evaluation Project.
Authors: Tauras JA, Chaloupka FJ, Quah AC, Fong GT
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i1-3.
EPub date: 2014 Feb 5.
PMID: 24500268
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Toxic metal concentrations in cigarettes obtained from U.S. smokers in 2009: results from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) United States survey cohort.
Authors: Caruso RV, O'Connor RJ, Stephens WE, Cummings KM, Fong GT
Source: Int J Environ Res Public Health, 2013 Dec 20;11(1), p. 202-17.
EPub date: 2013 Dec 20.
PMID: 24452255
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The changing public image of smoking in the United States: 1964-2014.
Authors: Cummings KM, Proctor RN
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2014 Jan;23(1), p. 32-6.
PMID: 24420984
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Cigarette smokers' use of unconventional tobacco products and associations with quitting activity: findings from the ITC-4 U.S. cohort.
Authors: Kasza KA, Bansal-Travers M, O'Connor RJ, Compton WM, Kettermann A, Borek N, Fong GT, Cummings KM, Hyland AJ
Source: Nicotine Tob Res, 2014 Jun;16(6), p. 672-81.
EPub date: 2013 Dec 27.
PMID: 24376276
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Cigarette tax avoidance and evasion: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project.
Authors: Guindon GE, Driezen P, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i13-22.
EPub date: 2013 Nov 13.
PMID: 24227541
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Cigarette graphic warning labels and smoking prevalence in Canada: a critical examination and reformulation of the FDA regulatory impact analysis.
Authors: Huang J, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i7-12.
EPub date: 2013 Nov 11.
PMID: 24218057
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Tax, price and cigarette brand preferences: a longitudinal study of adult smokers from the ITC Mexico Survey.
Authors: Sáenz de Miera Juárez B, Thrasher JF, Reynales Shigematsu LM, Hernández Ávila M, Chaloupka FJ
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i80-5.
EPub date: 2013 Oct 10.
PMID: 24114563
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The price sensitivity of cigarette consumption in Bangladesh: evidence from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Bangladesh Wave 1 (2009) and Wave 2 (2010) Surveys.
Authors: Nargis N, Ruthbah UH, Hussain AK, Fong GT, Huq I, Ashiquzzaman SM
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i39-47.
EPub date: 2013 Oct 8.
PMID: 24105828
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Trends in the use of premium and discount cigarette brands: findings from the ITC US Surveys (2002-2011).
Authors: Cornelius ME, Driezen P, Fong GT, Chaloupka FJ, Hyland A, Bansal-Travers M, Carpenter MJ, Cummings KM
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i48-53.
EPub date: 2013 Oct 3.
PMID: 24092600
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Who purchases cigarettes from cheaper sources in China? Findings from the ITC China Survey.
Authors: Yao T, Huang J, Sung HY, Ong MK, Mao Z, Jiang Y, Fong GT, Max W
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i97-101.
EPub date: 2013 Sep 27.
PMID: 24078076
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Chinese smokers' cigarette purchase behaviours, cigarette prices and consumption: findings from the ITC China Survey.
Authors: Huang J, Zheng R, Chaloupka FJ, Fong GT, Li Q, Jiang Y
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i67-72.
EPub date: 2013 Sep 18.
PMID: 24048580
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The choice of discount brand cigarettes: a comparative analysis of International Tobacco Control surveys in Canada and the USA (2002-2005).
Authors: Nargis N, Fong GT, Chaloupka FJ, Li Q
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i86-96.
EPub date: 2013 Aug 28.
PMID: 23986408
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A novel approach to estimating the prevalence of untaxed cigarettes in the USA: findings from the 2009 and 2010 international tobacco control surveys.
Authors: Fix BV, Hyland A, O'Connor RJ, Cummings KM, Fong GT, Chaloupka FJ, Licht AS
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i61-6.
EPub date: 2013 Aug 22.
PMID: 23970794
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Relationship of cigarette-related perceptions to cigarette design features: findings from the 2009 ITC U.S. Survey.
Authors: O'Connor RJ, Caruso RV, Borland R, Cummings KM, Bansal-Travers M, Fix BV, King B, Hammond D, Fong GT
Source: Nicotine Tob Res, 2013 Nov;15(11), p. 1943-7.
EPub date: 2013 Aug 13.
PMID: 23943847
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The distribution of cigarette prices under different tax structures: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project.
Authors: Shang C, Chaloupka FJ, Zahra N, Fong GT
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i23-9.
EPub date: 2013 Jun 21.
PMID: 23792324
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The effect of cigarette prices on brand-switching in China: a longitudinal analysis of data from the ITC China Survey.
Authors: White JS, Li J, Hu TW, Fong GT, Jiang Y
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i54-60.
EPub date: 2013 May 22.
PMID: 23697645
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Socioeconomic and country variations in cross-border cigarette purchasing as tobacco tax avoidance strategy. Findings from the ITC Europe Surveys.
Authors: Nagelhout GE, van den Putte B, Allwright S, Mons U, McNeill A, Guignard R, Beck F, Siahpush M, Joossens L, Fong GT, de Vries H, Willemsen MC
Source: Tob Control, 2014 Mar;23 Suppl 1, p. i30-8.
EPub date: 2013 May 3.
PMID: 23644287
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Impact of point-of-sale tobacco display bans: findings from the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey.
Authors: Li L, Borland R, Fong GT, Thrasher JF, Hammond D, Cummings KM
Source: Health Educ Res, 2013 Oct;28(5), p. 898-910.
EPub date: 2013 May 2.
PMID: 23640986
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