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Final Presentations



FINAL- WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Fong

FINAL – WCTOH-Singpore W1 workshop – Yuan #1

FINAL – WCTOH-Singpore W1 workshop – Yuan #2

FINAL – WCTOH-Singpore W1 workshop – Burhoo + Moosa

FINAL – WCTOH-Singpore W1 workshop – Li

FINAL – WCTOH-Singpore W1 workshop – Borland

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Willemsen

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Travers

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Thrasher

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Nargis

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Nagelhout

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Mons

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Cummings #1

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Guindon

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Awang

FINAL – WCTOH-Singapore W1 workshop – Awang

FINAL – WCOTH-Singapore W1 workshop – Lindorff



K. Michael Cummings, PhD MPH

Bio: K. Michael Cummings is trained in public health education and is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities in tobacco epidemiology and smoking cessation.  He recently joined the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) after a 30-year career at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute where he directed a clinical and research center on tobacco control, including the New York State Smokers’ Quitline.  At MUSC, he is on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and he co-leads the tobacco-related research program in the Hollings Cancer Center.  Dr. Cummings has authored or co-authored over 300 scientific papers including landmark reports for the Office of the Surgeon General, the NCI, IARC, and the IOM.  In the late 1990s, Cummings contributed to digitizing and publishing online previously secret internal tobacco industry documents.  Because of his vast expertise in smoking behavior and knowledge of industry documents he has served as an expert witness in legal proceeding against cigarette manufacturers, including proceedings that resulted in the Master Settlement Agreement.  In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious Luther Terry award given out by the American Cancer Society in recognition of his research contributions to the field of public health.

Warning: Second Hand Smoke is Hazardous to your Heart

Secondhand smoke poses a serious and immediate threat to the heart.
Enforcing strong smoking bans protects hearts. “Warning, Secondhand Smoke is Hazardous to Your Heart” is a film made by Global Smokefree Partnership (GSP) to summarize the evidence on secondhand smoke and cardiovascular disease, and point out how smoke-free policy can save lives. It features cardiologists and policymakers from around the world and focuses on the link between tobacco and heart disease.

Let Your Voice be Heard Support Tobacco Control for Global Health

Tobacco is the one common cause of illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes. These non-communicable diseases (NCDs) claim the lives of 35 million people around the world each year.
In September, the United Nations (UN) will host the first ever Global Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases. Tell our US representative to the United Nations, the Honorable Susan Rice, that you support tobacco control for global health.
Send an Email to Your  UN Ambassador hereThe UN General Assembly, the principal decision-making body of the UN, will hold a High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases to bring global attention to these diseases and agree on a plan of action to address them. This is an opportunity to place tobacco control on the global agenda, secure commitments from government leaders, increase funding for non-communicable diseases and save millions from premature death.
During the UN Summit, health advocates will urge world leaders to make tobacco control a global health priority with the adoption of an Outcomes Document that includes commitments to effective implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. For more information, download the NCD Alliance/FCA briefing paper.

Help us shine a global spotlight on these preventable diseases and deaths caused by such factors as secondhand smoke and tobacco use.
Let our UN representative know that you join with thousands around the world in support of tobacco control with the adoption a UN Outcomes Document.
Send an Email to your UN ambassador at 15,000aday
There has never been a more critical time. Add your voice to the global movement to make tobacco control a priority and
reduce devastating the impact of non-communicable diseases.

Please send your email and share this information.
K. Michael Cummings, PhD
International Tobacco Control Policy Research Collaborative

Reductions in tobacco smoke pollution and increases in support for smoke-free public places following the implementation of comprehensive smoke-free workplace legislation in the Republic of Ireland: findings from the ITC Ireland/UK Survey


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Support and correlates of support for banning smoking in cars with children: findings from the ITC Four Country Survey.

Using Tobacco Control Policies to Increase Consumer Demand for Smoking Cessation

Predictors of smoking in cars with nonsmokers: Findings from the 2007 Wave of the International Tobacco Control Four Country Survey

Predictors of smoking relapse by duration of abstinence: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey

The natural history of quitting smoking: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey.

The effects of smoking norms and attitudes on quitting intentions in Malaysia, Thailand and four Western nations: A cross-cultural comparison

Exploring the effectiveness of cigarette warning labels: Findings from the United States and United Kingdom arms of the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey

Revising the machine smoking regime for cigarette emissions: implications for tobacco control policy

Individual-level predictors of cessation behaviours among participants in the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Surve

Legislation on smoking in enclosed public places in Scotland: how will we evaluate the impact?

Authors  Haw SJ, Gruer L, Amos A, Currie C, Fischbacher C, Fong GT, Hastings G, Malam S, Pell J, Scott C, Semple S.
Date  March 2006
Publication Link J Public Health (Oxf).
Research Category  Policy
Country  Scotland
Citation Haw, S. J., Gruer, L., Amos, A., Currie, C., Fischbacher, C., Fong, G. T., et al. (2006).
Legislation on smoking in enclosed public places in Scotland: How will we evaluate the
impact? Journal of Public Health, 28(1), 24-30. Retrieved July 27, 2010, from
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From 26 March 2006, smoking will be prohibited in wholly and substantially enclosed public places in Scotland, and it will be an offence to permit smoking or to smoke in no-smoking premises. We anticipate that implementation of the smoke-free legislation will result in significant health gains associated with reductions in exposure to both environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and personal tobacco consumption as well as other social and economic impacts.


Health Scotland in conjunction with the Information Services Division (ISD) Scotland and the Scottish Executive have developed a comprehensive evaluation strategy to assess the expected short-term, intermediate and long-term outcomes. Using routine health, behavioural and economic data and commissioned research, we will assess the impact of the smoke-free legislation in eight key outcome areas–knowledge and attitudes, ETS exposure, compliance, culture, smoking prevalence and tobacco consumption, tobacco-related morbidity and mortality, economic impacts on the hospitality sector and health inequalities.


The findings from this evaluation will make a significant contribution to the international understanding of the health effects of exposure to ETS and the broader social, cultural and economic impacts of smoke-free legislation.

Effects of the 2003 advertising/promotion ban in the United Kingdom on awareness of tobacco marketing: findings from the International Tobacco Control (ITC) Four Country Survey