The American Cancer Society has given a researcher from the University of Waterloo the award considered the top in the world for tobacco control. Professor Geoffrey Fong received one of the American Cancer Society’s Luther R. Terry Awards for Outstanding Research Contribution.
The ITC Project conducts surveys of thousands of people to assess the impact of tobacco control policies in each participating country. The research examines the effectiveness of strategies such as warning labels, pricing and taxation, smoke-free laws and education. These are policies listed in the world’s first health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which has been ratified by 180 countries, including Canada.