Webinar on ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) and TQS-Youth’
Date: 09 December 2020
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Within its recently initiated Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing, SESRIC organised its third webinar titled “Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) and Tobacco Questions for Surveys of Youth (TQS-Youth)” on 9 December 2020 in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDC Foundation with the participation of 47 attendees from 19 OIC member countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Benin, Egypt, Gabon, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Togo, Turkey, and UAE).

The objectives of this webinar were to provide:

  • an introduction of TQS and TQS-Youth;
  • an overview of how tobacco questions can be integrated into adult and youth surveys; and
  • examples for how TQS and TQS-Youth data can help inform tobacco control and prevention strategies.

The webinar was conducted through a video conferencing platform by following synchronous learning and instruction approaches designed in line with the virtual training solutions undertaken by SESRIC in order to better serve the Centre’s training activities and keep participants motivated and engaged during this time of global crisis due to COVID-19.


  • Concept Note (English)
  • Impact of Tobacco Use on COVID-19 Outcomes (English)
  • TQS and TQS-Youth Introduction and Overview (English)
  • Success Stories of TQS Integration in OIC Member Countries (English)