Summary results of the global youth tobacco survey in selected countries of the WHO European Region (2020)

December 2020

Author: World Health Organization



The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) is one of the globally standardized surveys of the Global Tobacco Surveillance System. The GYTS is a school-based survey that collects data on tobacco use among young people in grades associated with ages 13–15 years and key tobacco-control indicators. This publication summarizes the results of descriptive analyses of GYTS data from 25 countries in the WHO European Region. The findings are presented in illustrative manner to encourage dialogue among public health specialists, representatives from different sectors and decision-makers to accelerate tobacco-control programmes and implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control measures at country level.