Coordinating Body for Tobacco Control Research (Uruguay)

Since March 1, 2006, all enclosed spaces in Uruguay have been declared smoke-free by presidential decree. However, policies governing other aspects of tobacco control, such as taxation measures, have yet to be put in place. And, although the country has good research capacity, research projects are often carried out in isolation from one another.

This grant will support the establishment of a national coordinating body to fund research on tobacco control and provide an evidence base for policymakers; to monitor compliance with the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC); and to evaluate the effectiveness of tobacco control policies in the country.

As a leader in tobacco control in Latin America, it is expected that the Uruguayan experience will likely to influence other countries in the region.

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Project status


Start Date

Sunday, April 15, 2007

End Date

Thursday, July 15, 2010


36 months

IDRC Officer

Leppan, Wardie

Total funding

CA$ 372,300


South America, Uruguay, North and Central America


Maternal and Child Health

Project Leader

Eduardo Bianco


Centro de Investigacion Para la Epidemia del Tabaquismo

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