People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- October 4, 2011
The first public use dataset of the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Poland, 2009-2010 has been released.
GATS is a component of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS), of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It provides a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use, and tracks key tobacco control indicators.
GATS is a nationally representative household survey of adults 15 years or older. It uses a standard core questionnaire, sample design, and data collection and management procedures that international experts reviewed and approved.
GATS is intended to enhance the capacity of countries to design, implement and evaluate tobacco control interventions.