The World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) began development of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS) in 1999. GTSS includes both school-based and household-based surveys.

School-based surveys include:

Household-based surveys include:

The purpose of GTSS is to enhance countries’ capacity to monitor tobacco use, guide national tobacco prevention control programs, and facilitate comparison of tobacco-related data at the national, regional, and global levels.

The GTSSData web site presents:

  • Datasets, fact sheets, and reports for all four surveys.
  • Documentation and resources for all four surveys.