The goal of GTSS Academy is to enhance country capacity to design, implement and evaluate tobacco control interventions, and monitor key articles of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and the WHO MPOWER measures. The WHO FCTC provides the foundation for countries to carry out and manage tobacco control; the six MPOWER demand-reduction measures and related strategies aim to help in the country-level implementation of effective interventions to reduce the demand for tobacco.
GTSS includes the collection of data through three surveys:
The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)
A nationally representative household survey to monitor tobacco use among adults aged 15 years and older.
The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS)
A school-based survey to monitor tobacco use among youth aged 13-15 years.
Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS)
A subset of key questions from GATS to be used as a stand-alone module or included in other surveys.