Background to the GYTS WHO & CDC, est. 1998 Global Tobacco Surveillance System: ‘ to strengthen global tobacco control surveillance systems to monitor the global tobacco epidemic and advance research to promote effective tobacco control programs'
Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Globally, 142 countries have ratified 100% (27 of 27) in Western Pacific Region Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam
Exposure to smoking inside the home in past week
Exposure to smoking in places outside the home in past week
Limitations & Implications Variation in tobacco control action, social environment No measure of ethnicity in GYTS Focus on developing countries – USA and NZ only ‘developed’ nations to participate
Future NZ participation Repeat of NZ GYTS in 2008 NZ participation in –Global School Personnel Survey ? –Global Health Professional Students Survey ? “Linking data to action”
Contact information Ingrid McDuff Research & Evaluation Unit Health Sponsorship Council, NZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information NZ Ministry of Health www.moh.govt.nz Health Sponsorship Council www.hsc.org.nz WHO Tobacco Free Initiative HQ: www.who.int/tobacco/en/ www.who.int/tobacco/en/ CDC www.cdc.gov