Global Adult Tobacco Survey: Russian Federation. Executive summary 2016 (2017)




The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a nationally representative household survey of persons age 15 years or older, and is a global standard to systematically monitor tobacco use and track key tobacco control indicators designed to produce national estimates overall, and by gender and residence. GATS was launched as part of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS) and it was first implemented in the Russian Federation in 2009, and was repeated in 2016. GATS enhances countries’ capacity to design, implement and evaluate tobacco control programs. It will also assist countries to fulfill their obligations under the WHO FCTC to generate comparable data within and across countries. WHO developed MPOWER6, a technical assistance package of six evidence-based tobacco demand reduction measures contained in the FCTC.

The 2016 GATS was administered through coordination of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Information and Publishing Center “Statistics of Russia”, under the Federal State Statistics Services (Rosstat) and the Research Pulmonology Institute. Technical assistance was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and RTI International.