project 'Building alliances and
taking action to create a generation
of tobacco free children and youth'
A key objective of this project is
to provide evidence for action to
address tobacco-related problems
affecting children and adolescents
in developing countries. The first
phase synthesized the existing
evidence from participating
countries to establish the research-based
evidence. Reports from the selected
countries (Brazil, the People’s
Republic of China, India, Oman,
Poland and South Africa) provide
overwhelming evidence of the steady
rise of smoking rates among youth
worldwide and the harmful effects of
tobacco smoke on children (1).
Presently the project supports the
implementation and evaluation of
tobacco control methods and tools
developed at the country level in
Brazil and Oman. Intervention
studies have been developed based on
the previously collected evidence.
TFI has encouraged the project
coordinators to collaborate with the
Ministry of Health and Ministry of
Education so that the efforts are
more likely to be sustained.
The pilot studies are:
Intervention study on smoking,
diet and physical activity in
school-age adolescents in
Pelotas, Southern Brazil.
Intervention study to support
children and adolescents by
increasing their knowledge about
different aspects of tobacco
use, including how tobacco
companies target youth and
glamorise its use, in Oman.