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Tobacco Free OIC Initiative


Tobacco Free OIC is an initiative developed by the Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) in response to the spread of tobacco epidemic in the OIC Member Countries. Over the years, Member Countries strived very hard to contain this epidemic by taking some measures like controlling tobacco production, banning advertisement in media and discouraging consumption by levying high taxes on tobacco products. However, despite all these noble efforts, tobacco epidemic is on rise and it is recognized as one of the leading causes of premature preventable deaths across the OIC region.

Against this back drop, Tobacco Free OIC initiative aims to foster an OIC-wide coordinated approach to curb and control the spread of tobacco epidemic in the OIC Member Countries. This initiative focuses on training and capacity building programs to facilitate the development and implementation of sustainable national tobacco control strategies in the OIC Member Countries.

For more information about Tobacco Free OIC Initiative please visit this site: https://tfo.sesric.org/

Implemented Programmes

Study Visit on ‘Global Adult Tobacco Survey and Turkish Health Survey’

SESRIC organised a study visit on ’Global Adult Tobacco Survey and Turkish Health Survey’ on 25-26 April 2016 in Turkey with the participation of three officials of BPS-Statistics Indonesia to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) under the scope of the project on the “Integration of TQS into Ongoing National Surveys in Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

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Workshop on Tobacco Control Policies for OIC Member States

The workshop gathered experts from the Ministries of Health and Ministries of Finance in OIC Member States, who are responsible for evaluating, drafting, enforcing, and implementing tobacco control policies; and represented a platform for sharing knowledge on the essentials of comprehensive tobacco control policies and best practices for the tobacco policy implementation.

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Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) Conference

The TQS Conference “A subset of Key Questions from the Global Adult Tobacco Survey” was organised under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Geneva, Switzerland on 12-13 August 2013. TQS was developed to harmonize and standardize the monitoring of key tobacco control indicators...

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