What is TQS?
Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) is a component of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS), which was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other partners to assist countries in establishing tobacco control surveillance and monitoring programmes.
What is the TQS Integration Project?
The integration of TQS into the framework of on-going surveys in OIC Member States will serve as a mechanism to harmonize and standardize the monitoring of key tobacco control indicators regularly and promote sustainability and integration with other risk factors surveillance initiatives.
Currently there are only 7 OIC Member Countries which have already implemented the TQS and currently 15 OIC Countries have been selected for a pilot study under the framework of this project.
What is the objective?
The main aim of the project is to technically support the OIC Member Countries in their efforts to integrate the TQS into the on-going national surveys.