Global Adult Tobacco Survey Ukraine 2017



Executive Summary

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a nationally representative household survey of people age 15 years or older that is used to monitor tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and to track key tobacco control indicators. The use of a standard questionnaire, sampling methodology, and protocols in GATS makes comparison of survey results possible across countries.

GATS was first implemented in Ukraine in 2009-2010. Ukraine has since made progress in reducing tobacco use and adopted many key tobacco control initiatives including: prohibiting smoking completely in cafés, bars, restaurants, and health care and educational facilities; prohibiting tobacco advertisement (except on the internet), sponsorship and promotion; mandating graphic health warning labels on all cigarette packs; and implementing multiple tobacco tax increases (Krasovsky, 2013; Krasovsky et al., 2014).

This new round of GATS was conducted in 2016-2017, with Kiev International Institute of Sociology as the implementing agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine. Technical assistance was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the WHO, and RTI International. Program support was provided by the CDC Foundation. Financial support was provided by the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use through the CDC Foundation, with a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.