- FAMRI Center
WHO Collaborating Centre on Tobacco Control
The aims of the Collaborating Centre, as defined in the current terms of reference, are to support the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative by:
- Training in the use of tobacco industry documents at the country level, the regional level (starting with PAHO), and the global level.
- To provide intellectual support and leadership to research related to understanding tobacco industry behavior & how it influences tobacco control policy. An increased understanding will result in the development of more effective national tobacco control programs.
- Development of integrated tobacco control courses aimed at building a cadre of trainers in academic institutions in developing countries. An initial focus on the PAHO Region will be developed, subject to availability of resources.
- Dissemination of information produced by the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education to developing countries, building on recent studies of tobacco industry youth programs & of the tobacco industry efforts subverting the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) second-hand smoke study.
- Via the internet, respond to online requests for support in carrying out tobacco industry document searches, subject to available resources.